Dr. Jimmy L. Flowers was born and raised in Barnwell, SC. At an early age in life, God called him to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ which he has done for over 35 years. He was reared and trained at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Barnwell, SC where he served as an associate minister for many years. He increased his knowledge of God’s word by attending Columbia Bible College, Columbia, SC; Morris College School of Religion, Sumter, SC and Benedict College School of Religion, Columbia, SC,. From his tireless dedication to ministry and education received during his tenure as Pastor; in 2018 he received his TH. D in Theology, in 2019 he received his PH. D in Christian Counseling, and in the summer of 2021 he received his Ph.D degree in Christian Education.
PASTOR AND OVERSEER
He pastored over 5 of the largest churches in South Carolina: Friendship Baptist Church, Aiken, SC; Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Ulmer, SC: Piney Grove Baptist Church, Cordoba, SC; Second Baptist Church, Brunson, SC; Sumner Baptist Church, Springfield, SC, and Spring Grove Baptist Church, North Augusta, SC. Currently he serves as the Overseer of FMI Family Worship Center, an international ministry.
ENTREPRENEUR, FOUNDER, CEO, AND CHANCELLOR
He is the President, CEO, and Chancellor of the organizations and schools he founded: Flowers Ministries, Inc., Shepherd Christian Center, Shepherd Real Properties, Shepherd Mission House, Flowers International Travel in 1996, and Genesis Law and FMI Christian Counseling Center. The Schools consist of FMI Biblical Studies and Seminary and SRP School of Real Estate.
VISIONARY AND MINISTRY
With an act of obedience, he recalls the Lord instructing him to build "Him" a church without brick or mortar. Pastor Flowers willingly gave it all up, to build up the church body with souls. It is through his unwavering faith and unprecedented teaching that he has discipled faithful clergy, and laypersons who minister, provide food, clothing and transitional housing for those who are poor and needy, and for the upbuilding of God’s kingdom. Over the years, he has served on many charity boards such as United Way,; Race relations committee,; Hospice steering committees,; Augusta Inner city ministries and many others. He also served as Chaplain for many hospitals and still maintains some of those affiliations today. He has witnessed God’s great power and miracles for many years as God continues to use him prophetically
He has 4 children, 6 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His motto is, “Reaching out to those falling through the cracks”.