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Jim Herrington

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership

BS, University of Arkansas
MEd, Southwestern Theological Seminary
DMin, Houston Graduate School of Theology


Jim Herrington has been a pastor for 48 years and served as a denominational executive, pastor to pastors, and congregational coach since 1989. He has worked with hundreds of congregations from a variety of traditions around the challenges of personal and congregational transformation. He is the cofounder of The Leader’s Journey: Coaching for Wholehearted Leadership. He and cofounder, Trisha Taylor, help leaders and organizations grow their emotional intelligence so that they can be the healthiest, most effective versions of themselves by offering three key services: coaching, leadership development, and organizational consulting.

Dr. Herrington speaks regularly in conferences on the topics of spiritual formation, adaptive leadership, family systems, and missional theology. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Houston Graduate School of Theology with a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Direction and Formation.

Herrington lives in Houston and has been married to his best friend, Betty, for 47 years. They have five children and six grandchildren.


Herrington is the coauthor of Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide to the Transformational Journey (2000), The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation (2016), and Learning Change: Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal (2017).