Jim Lewis — Executive Director


On Monday, November 9, 2015, the Board of Directors hired Jim Lewis as the Executive Director to lead the Mission’s ministries.  Jim has been in full time ministry for 46 years most of which have been invested in work among the urban poor on Skidrow downtown Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Mission and at the Old Savannah City Mission in Savannah, GA. Jim established the Urban Training Institute at both of these Missions. Jim comes to Open Hearts with a strong background in Adult Education. He was on faculty with LA Unified School District for seven years and worked diligently to bring Belmont Community Adult School with an enrollment in excess of 29,000 students into partnership with the Los Angeles Mission as a community-based organization.  He is using God-given creativity to design programs unique to Statesboro.

A full recap can be read at the Statesboro Herald.