The words and music to each of the songs on the Gospel Guitar CD have been written by Jim Pope. He also holds an all inclusive copyright for every song. Jim began songwriting in 1968 which turned into Gospel writing when he got saved at the age of 30. Though he currently volunteers as pastor of a small home church, Jim's calling has led him into many areas of Christian service. Preaching, teaching, Biblical counseling, prison ministry, nursing home ministry and church planting have all included the use of songs given to Jim by the Lord. Academically, Jim holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas Tech, a master's and subsequent earned Doctorate of Theology from Freedom Bible College and Seminary and additional private training in Biblical counseling. Jim and his wife Janie currently reside in Grove, Oklahoma. They have four grown children and one granddaughter. Three year old Faith Dawn is the light of their lives. With regard to music, Jim has been playing guitar for almost 40 years and written approximately 150 songs. Though his songs display many genres, he leans toward easy listening with a country flavor.