Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary

Houston Bible Study Center



Dr. Jack and Donna ZimmermanPersonal
Marital: Donna G. Zimmerman

Birthplace: Enid, Oklahoma.

Conversion: I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1971, and was baptized at Sylvania Heights Baptist Church in Miami, FL.

Call: While serving the Lord at Sylvania Heights Baptist, I experienced God’s call to full-time Christian Ministry. I surrendered to His call in 1973 and left Miami in 1975 to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.

License and Ordination
Wayside Baptist Church, Miami, FL, 1975

Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, FL, D. Min, 1997, Th. D. 1998, Ph. D. 1999.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX, Diploma of Religious Education, 1980.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX, Diploma of Theology, 1977.
Baylor University, Waco, TX, Master of Science in Educational Counseling, 1989-1990.
University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Belton, TX, Bachelor of Science, Religion Major, Psychology Minor,     1987
Miami Christian College, Miami, FL, Biblical Studies, 1974 to 1975.

Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, FL, Honorary Doctor of Divinity, 2002.

Church Ministries
Transitional Pastor, Walnut Creek Baptist Church Magnolia, TX. 2008 to present.
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of South Miami, 1991 to 2006
Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Crawford, TX, 1981 to 1991.
Associate Pastor River Oaks Baptist, Ft. Worth, TX, 1977 to 1981.
Associate Youth Pastor First Baptist of Euless, TX, 1976 to 1977.

Related Experience
Director of Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary, Houston Study Center, Houston TX, 2009
Transitional Pastor Training, Southern Baptist Convention, Glorieta Baptist Conference Center,       Glorieta, NM, 2007
Director of South Miami Christian Schools -- First Baptist Church of South Miami, 1991 to 2006.
Professor, External Studies, Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary, Miami, FL, 1997 to 2006.
President, Miami Baptist Assoc. Pastor’s Conference, 2001 to 2002.
Chairman, Board of Directors, First Choice Women’s Centers (Pro-life Counseling Ministry), Miami,     Homestead, and Florida Keys, 1999 to 2005.
Continued Witness Training Certification (C.W.T.), Evangelism Department, Home Mission Board,     Southern Baptist Convention, 1993
Archeological Trips to Israel,1999 and 2000.
Mission Trips to South Africa with Miami Baptist Association, 2001 and 2003.
Mission trip to Rio Grand Valley, River Oaks Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX, 1980.