Jim and Shelly Preston
Jim Preston was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he received Jesus as his Savior at the age of six. He has a degree in Computer Engineering and worked in the software industry for over 20 years, including five years managing software teams. He graduated from Rhema Bible Training College in 2006 with a certification in Pastoral Ministry. Jim ministers the Word in a powerful, practical, and easy to understand manner.
Shelly Preston grew up in California and Missouri, and received Jesus as her Savior when she was five. She has a degree in Music Education (voice and saxophone) from Evangel University, and is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College. She traveled for several years as a vocalist with Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin’s crusade team, the Rhema Singers and Band. Shelly is an anointed worship leader, and flows with the Holy Spirit in song and exhortation.
Jim and Shelly and their family relocated to Andover, MA in 2006 to start Andover Christian Center. It is their desire to see the goodness of God and the truth of His Word impact people’s lives. Their ministry is marked by an emphasis on faith, the believer's identity in Christ, being led by the Holy Spirit, and the demonstration of the power of God. Jim and Shelly have been married 21 years and have four children.
Both Jim and Shelly are licensed and ordained through Rhema Ministerial Association International (RMAI).