Jim Kiesel

Brother Kiesel completed 26 years of faithful military service to his country where he acquired numerous military qualifications and extensive leadership experience — including those of Master Training Specialist, Instructor, and Military Freefall parachutist/jumpmaster (with more than 1,500 parachute jumps to his record). The highlight of his naval career was his numerous training operations (and many adventures) with the U.S. Navy SEAL teams.


Jim’s life was eternally changed in 1991 when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. They joined Bible Baptist Church in 1999 after being transferred to NAS Whidbey from San Diego, CA. Following his retirement from the US Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, Jim served as Principal of the Church’s Christian School ministry (June 2005 through January 2021). He continues to serve as the church’s facilities manager.


Jim and his wife Trish have six children. Though his career and hobbies have been exhilarating and enjoyable, there is nothing more rewarding or exciting to him than living life within the Lord’s will and being used by the Lord to be a blessing to others and to positively impact lives for Him.

You can contact Brother Jim by E-mail at his office, or by phone at 360-675-8311.