Jim and Jan Schmitt are the founding Pastors of WOCC. They established the church after moving to Limerick with their family in 1999. Jim and Jan are both graduates of Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to entering the ministry they worked in the business sector. Jim holds a degree in business management.
Their call to pastor a non-denominational church in Ireland is not surprising. Jim was raised Roman Catholic and Jan as a Protestant. Before their marriage, they found common ground through a non-denominational church and established a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jim and Jan have a unique ability to transcend religious barriers and demonstrate God's love to those who desire to simply know Jesus more and experience His resurrection life. They are committed to raising up leaders in the Body of Christ to fulfill their unique, God-given purpose. Their passion is to reach Ireland and the world for Christ.
Jim is a member of the Limerick Christian Leaders Network (CLN).