Jim Brashear is the Senior Pastor at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wescosville, PA, where he has served since 1986. A native of Uniontown, PA, Jim was the fourth of five children.
Jim was educated at California University of Pennsylvania (BA) and Lancaster Theological Seminary (Mdiv).
Before coming to Bethany, Jim served as Pastor for Uppermiddletown United Methodist Charge (1972-73) and Limeville UMC (1973-86). His service on Conference and District committees has included Board of Ministry, District Youth, District Committee on Ministry and Church Location, and has chaired the Conference Vision Team.
Jim has taught, lectured and led seminars on church growth and taught a Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Pastor School course titled Pastoral Leadership and Administration.
Jim’s passion for Christ is in the area of preaching, visioning and men’s ministry. Jim is married to Gloria, and they have three children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys running, lifting weights, golfing, spending time with family and supporting the Pittsburgh Steelers.