J. W. Norman

James W. (J.W.) Norman III serves as an elder and the Staff Pastor of Preaching & Teaching at Berean Covenant Church in Midland, Georgia. In addition to preaching and teaching, he counsels through the church’s biblical counseling ministry.

J.W. holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California, a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He is a member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and is a certified instructor for Precept Ministries International.

J.W. resides in the suburbs north of Columbus, Georgia, where he was born and raised. He taught Sunday School and Bible studies, participated in various church music capacities, and served in many church leadership roles beginning in his late teen years. He began preaching part-time in 2001 and became a lay elder in 2003. He has been a full-time pastor since 2011. He is passionate about biblical exposition (verse-by-verse instruction) and is currently preaching through the book of Acts. Since 2001, He has taught over twenty inductive Bible study courses written and distributed by Precept Ministries International, including the books of Romans, Revelation, Hebrews, and most recently, Ezra. The Lord has given him a burden for those who are religious, but not genuinely converted, and for believers who are not consistently studying His Word on their own.