Jim is a Son. Husband. Father. Pastor. Author.


Jim Essian planted The Paradox Church in 2011, an Acts 29 Network church in Downtown Fort Worth, and serves as Lead Pastor. Jim played eight years of professional baseball in the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Detroit Tigers organizations, prior to planting.

Jim and his wife Heather have been married for 14 years, and they have three girls: Harper Grace, Hollis Jane, and Hadden Faith.

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Something Better Than Your Inner Child

We find ourselves affixed in the Age of the Autonomous Self — self-discovery, self-help, and pretty dang selfish.  The famous are our prophets.The gospel message is self-actualization, self-achievement, self-dependence.The mystery …

On Gossip

As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and …