Pastor Jim Schmidt was raised in Circle Pines Minnesota. He has lived in Coon Rapids Minnesota since 1994 where he resides with his wife Paula. They were married in 1993 and have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren.
In June of 2005, Jim and Paula started attending Victory Celebration Family Church. He began attending Victory Training Center in 2007 and graduated in 2009. VTC is a satellite school of AFCM ITC Bible school and is administered by Victory Celebration Family Church. He began to take on various volunteer leadership roles and took on leadership roles based on the direction of the Pastors and the needs of the church.
In 2011 he was ordained as Associate Pastor where he continues to server in a variety of roles. Jim is firmly committed to the role of the church in reaching out to those who do not yet have a saving relationship with Christ.