54 year old Jimmy Holliman accepted the call to preach at 52. With such a strong passion for evangelism, he thought that was God’s plan for him. He didn’t think he was being lead to pastor a church, until Oregonia called and he felt the Lord was leading him to accept. Jimmy says he grew up in church, but as is the case many times, life takes over and he was out of church for 18 years. He started working at Phifer Wire on the Sunday crew and before he knew it church and God were gradually pushed to the back. But God had plans for Jimmy and He sometimes uses different interests to draw us back to Him. Jimmy says his church started picking guitars on Sunday nights and he had an interest in learning to play so he started going, then back on Sundays. When asked did he learn the guitar, he responded, “I laid the guitar down and picked up my Bible”. He says he still wants to learn to play the guitar but for now his focus is on winning souls to Christ.
Jimmy enjoys being involved with Dax Lancaster’s Yet there is room tent ministry. (Missionaries to the USA, preaching the gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ to the lost in the highways and hedges and pointing them to a local church.)
Jimmy is a Bi-vocational Pastor. He works for Main Street Development. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Dianna Holliman for 33 years. Dianna works at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse in the Tax Assessor’s office. He attributes the staying power for their marriage to “knowing the Lord and divorce is just not an option. When two people get married they become one – you won’t have a whole person if you split them in two.” They have one daughter, Misty Herring.
Jimmy would like to invite everyone to attend Oregonia’s revival July 31-August 5. Ben Watson will be bringing the message Sunday morning and Sunday night. Brandon Vaughn will be bringing the message Monday-Friday. Services start at 7:00 p.m. with special music each night. Oregonia Baptist Church is located at 20369 Oregonia Rd.
Jimmy can be reached at (205) 242-0604.