James Tippins, M.Div, BCC
Jim Tippins is the Senior Chaplain for Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Jim came to Baptist Health 2006 to receive his training and certification as a chaplain through the Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. He is board certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains.
A native of Brunswick, GA. Jim has his B.A in Psychology from West Georgia College, Carrolton GA, (1974) and Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. (1970). Jim is also trained by the National Organization of Victim’s Assistance as crisis responder. He is endorsed as a chaplain through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Jim worked in congregational ministry and as a volunteer chaplain for 37 years and helped establish several community-wide benevolence ministries, HIV/AIDS support programs and Clinical Pastoral Education centers in Greenville and Anderson, South Carolina.