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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Don’t Apologize For God

“I wish it wasn’t in here, but it is…” “I don’t like it, but I have to stay true to what the Bible says.” “If it were me I probably …