Pastor Jim Ricci


 Pastor Jim Ricci graduated with a degree in Biblical Studies in 1986 from Nazarene Bible College and has been serving in churches in Alaska, North Dakota, Colorado, and New Jersey.  In 1990 Pastor Jim received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and God soon moved him to serve in more Charismatic and Pentecostal churches. 

During this time of transition, Pastor Jim also worked in the corporate arena, serving as a Director of Operations for a large corporation in the banking services and insurance industries.  He also became a certified corporate trainer as well as a speaker trainer while continuing to serve in the church.

Throughout his ministerial career he has served as an Associate Pastor, Administrative Pastor, Executive Pastor and Senior Pastor.  He became the Lead Pastor of New Waters Church in October of 2018.  

Pastor Jim also studied Greek at the New York School of the Bible and received his CCA Union Theological Seminary (now Presbyterian Theological Seminary).   He is the author of “God Crosses Burnt Bridges: Maintaining the most Important Relationships in Your Life.”  

He is married to his wife Anna who has faithfully served alongside her husband in ministry for over 36 years.  They have one daughter, Bethany, who is serving as a Missionary in Davao City, Philippines.

It is Pastor Jim’s goal to see New Waters Church fulfill its mission and vision to be a church which is Marked by His Love, Moved by Holy Spirit, and Motivated to Serve Others.