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James F. Linzey Biography By Jeff Stinson and Jim Brandt James F. Linzey, D.D.

, retired Army chaplain with the rank of Major, is the founding president of Military Bible Association and international director of Operation Freedom. He is an Air Forcetrained leadership author and speaker. The Air Force selected him to attend leadership seminars sponsored by and accredited through Air University, including Leadership Awareness, Team Awareness, Team Leadership and Benchmarking courses. This qualified him to serve as the Quality Control Officer for the religious program at Laughlin AFB, Texas from 1995 to 1998. Military and civilian leadership experiences include the following. Military Leadership Highlights From 1991 to 1994, Jim was activated to backfill for Active Duty chaplains at Norton AFB, California, in support of Operation Desert Storm. Subsequently, the Wing Chaplain nominated him as Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year for 1992. From 1991 to 1994, Jim also served as the State Chaplain for the Congressionally Chartered United States Reserve Officers’ Association, Department of California, pastoring 12,000 Officers from all five Armed Forces. In 1998, after 12 years of exceptional service in the Air Force, the Army afforded Jim a wide array of opportunities to teach leadership in a joint military setting and serve on assignments demanding greater leadership than what the Air Force provided. During his tour of duty at Fort Lee, Virginia from 1998 to 2001, while serving as the chaplain for the largest battalion in the US Army, as pastor to up to over 2,700 Soldiers, Jim conducted JointMilitary Leadership Training for Air Force, Army, and Navy officers and enlisted personnel at the Armed Forces Staff College and aboard the USS Briscoe at Norfolk Naval Air Station, leadership seminars for Officer Basic Course and non-commissioned officers at Fort Lee. In 2002, after joining the Army National Guard, Jim served as Chaplain for the Officers’ Candidate School for the Army National Guard at Fort Mead, South Dakota, where he gave leadership seminars to the Officer Candidates, both in the field and in the classroom. 1

In 2002-2003, Jim served as the Command Chaplain for Cluster III, Operation Noble Eagle II, under the Department of Homeland Security, headquartered at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Twelve military installations’ religious programs for deployed Army National Guard Soldiers were under Jim’s supervision throughout the Southwest. In 2004, Jim served as the Command Chaplain for a Division-level assignment with the 5035th Garrison Support Unit, supervising the religious program for largest mobilization and demobilization mission in the continental United States at Fort Bliss, Texas. In 2005, Jim served in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, providing Critical Incident Stress Management to over 400 troops and civilians. In 2006, Jim served on the leadership panel at the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he also served as the first full-time chaplain for over 1,200 ROTC Cadets from universities across America. In 2007-2008, Jim served at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where he opened up Chapel Five and initiated and conducted the largest worship services on the installation—joint military, international worship services as pastor to over 100 American and British troops with British Anglican and American Orthodox chaplains. In 2009, Jim retired with an Honorable Discharge after nearly 24 years of military service from Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he ministered to severely Wounded Warriors. Bible Translation and Authorship

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Jim is the Chairman of the Committee on Bible Translation and Chief Editor of the Modern English Version which is an update by Chaplains to the Armed Forces of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and United Stated Armed Forces Chaplains. The military edition is The Leader’s Bible, with leadership tools to better equip military chaplains, commanders, and enlisted personnel to become more effective leaders. Works to his credit include A Divine Appointment in Washington, D.C., The Holy Spirit, Baptism in the Spirit (Editors: Verna Linzey and Jim Linzey), Moral Leadership and serving as a contributing author of Why the Conservative Mind Matters. He has been published by the Dallas Morning News, Christian Connection, Del Rio News Herald, Voice for America and serves as a correspondent for Assist News Service.

Media Appearances Media appearances include ABC News, CBS News, CNN News, “Glenn Beck” on FOX as shown during National Bible Week 2010, and NBC News. Jim hosted Operation Freedom television and radio programs and co-produced “The Holy Spirit Today” television and radio programs, hosted by Verna Linzey. Recording, Singing and Songwriting Jim’s albums include Who Am I, You Were Always There, Narrow Road, and participated in When the World Turns To God , which is a compilation CD that was in the final running for the 1996 Dove Awards. It included Jim’s recording of “A Heart of Love,” which he 3

co-wrote with his brother, Paul. He is a co-arranger of the album Oh Blessed Jesus by Evangelist Verna Linzey and he sang on the album. Jim has sung for conservative political events such as a 1994 Mayoral Inauguration in San Bernardino, California, a Republican Party fundraiser in Del Rio, Texas, and a 2010 Tea Party in San Juan Capistrano, California, where he was also a featured speaker. Jim has opened for Ray Price, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Billy Preston, Chuck Girard, Andrew Culverwell and Dave Boyer. Professional Acting and Movies A professionally trained actor, Jim regularly performed at the famed Alamo Village in 1996 in Brackettville, Texas. He recently was given a role as a military chaplain in the major feature movie called Iniquity, which is a modern version of the Bible story of David and Bathsheba. He walked the Red Carpet with his mother Revivalist Verna Linzey who also had a role in the movie as the lead juror. Multi-racial Leadership, Ministry and Speaking Having an international and multi-racial focus to his ministry, Jim served as a missionary to Mexico through International Crusade and Radio Evangelism. Jim has conducted evangelistic crusades in Pakistan, Ukraine, and Mexico. He currently serves as an advisor to a network of orphanages called the Verna Linzey Child Care Ministry which was formed to reach the destitute children in the Philippines, Asia, and Africa. He is on the Advisory Board of Nehemiah Theological Seminary in India and is on the adjunct faculty of St. Elias Seminary and Graduate School. Military Education Jim attended Air Force Officers’ Orientation, Squadron Officers’ School in residence, Chaplains’ Officer Basic Course, Chaplains’ Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and Command General and Staff College. Civilian Education Jim received a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Biblical Studies from Vanguard University of Southern California; a Master of 4

Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary; and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Kingsway Theological Seminary. Additionally, he attended the Billy Graham School of Evangelism. Honors Jim is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Contact: Jeff Stinson leadershipbible@gmail.com Supporter, Jews for Jesus Jim Brandt theleadersbible@gmail.com Supporter, Anti-Defamation League

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