Pastoral Staff

Jim Braden- Interim Senior Pastor 

Jim Braden is a native to Toledo, Ohio. After receiving a call into ministry, shortly after his conversion, he enrolled at Columbia Bible College and later received a B.A. in Anthropology from Nyack College in 1968. He married his wife Phyllis and enrolled at Bethel Theological Seminary in the same year. He completed his Masters of Divinity in New Testament in 1972 and served 13 years in Christian & Missionary Alliance pastorates in New Jersey and Ohio. He then pursued studies at Covenant Theological Seminary from 1985-1987, earning a Masters in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care. He served Cross Creek Presbyterian Church(PCA) in Fayetteville, North Carolina from 1987-2011. He is currently serving at Surfside Presbyterian as the Interim Senior Pastor.