History

Jim Fish, Founding Pastor

Jim Fish, Senior PastorPastor Jim Fish is the founding pastor of Kingsway Baptist Church. With a burden in his heart and encouragement from his Pastor, Paul Vanaman of Dixie Baptist Church in Clarkston, Michigan, Pastor Fish felt the Lord wanted him to start a church in southern New Jersey. In 1975, Pastor and Mrs. Fish moved from Michigan with their seven children (at the time) and came to Gloucester County to plant a Bible-Believing church. The family arrived in September 1975 and the inaugural service of the church occurred the week after Thanksgiving.

For forty years, Pastor Fish was faithful to the Lord, his family and his church. A 1974 graduate of Midwestern Bible College (Dr. Tom Malone), Pastor Fish was known for preaching straight, practical messages that helped many Christians grow in the Word and in faith. Upon his retirement from Kingsway Baptist Church in September of 2015, he continues to serve the Lord by ministering in nursing homes and preaching wherever God leads. He & Mrs. Fish are the parents of ten children and many, many grandchildren & great-grandchildren.