Jim attended Rhema Bible Training Center and graduated in 1988. Immediately following graduation he joined the Rhema Singers and Band and traveled extensively with Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin for nearly seven years. Jim was the coordinator of Prayer and Healing School for Kenneth Hagin Ministries, completing his tenth year in May 2004. He founded Jim Hockaday Ministries, Inc. in 1991, and now travels and ministers full time in churches at home and abroad.