This year’s speaker is Jimmy Sites, of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures!
Jimmy is a seasoned veteran as a speaker, and even served for several years as the Senior Minister at one of the largest churches in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jimmy has served as a spokesperson since 1991 for Compassion International, a non-profit child development organization that cares for over one million disadvantaged children in Third World countries. Periodically he visits children at Compassion projects in various places around the world.
In 2009 Jimmy and his team won the Grand Championship of the Big Buck Outdoor Games, competing against the nation’s top pro hunters and fishermen. As one of the leading bow hunters in the country, Jimmy has received numerous endorsements and sponsorships by several top outdoor companies including Bass Pro Shops, Mathews Bows, Morrell Targets, Leaf River Cameras, C’Mere Deer, and many others. Jimmy also serves as a national spokesperson for Christian Bowhunters of America, and heavily supports the charitable work of Tony Semple’s (of the Detroit Lions) Foundation for Hope.
Due to his numerous adventures as well as his biblical training, Jimmy is involved in writing projects. His books have circulated throughout the world. He contributed to the “Sportsmen’s Bible” for Broadman & Holman Publishers, and recently released a book titled “Into the High Country,” also published by B & H. He is currently editing the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures Study Bible to be released in the near future. His most recent projects available in stores is the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures “Pursuit of Faith” 96-page bookazine, a DVD Curriculum series for men ministries, and six individual Spiritual Outdoor Adventures DVDs. Jimmy is also developing a 2-year men’s curriculum for churches.
Jimmy married Amanda Mullens in May of 1984. They have two children: Christin (born August 1989) who served for six months on a YWAM (Youth with a Mission) team in Bangledesh, and Jonathan (born January 1992), a highly-recruited high school football player from the Nashville area who led his team to the Tennessee 5A State Championship this past season (see http://www.JonathanSites.com).
Jimmy’s family resides in a log lodge on a wooded hollow north of Nashville, Tennessee. They are heavily involved in the television ministry of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures, and they can regularly be seen on the programs. Their most exciting adventure to date was getting to spend several days in the Amazon Jungle with Steve Saint and the Waudoni Indians, including tribe leader Mincaye. A major motion picture titled “End of the Spear” details the fascinating true story about Steve Saint, Mincaye, and this fierce Stone Age tribe. The television shows produced from this trip were nominated for four major awards on the Sportsman Channel, and won for Best Editing in 2006.
Jimmy will be speaking Saturday night at The Pavilion after dinner.