Jim is retired from the Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth after 38 years of service. He also worked as an administrator for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He and his wife, Darlene, have been married for 47 years and enjoy spending time with their three children and seven grandchildren. Jim has been a devoted member of the Gideon’s International Ministry here in Lynchburg for the past twenty-three years. Jim is a proud member of the Tharp Family.