Jim Laws was raised in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate B.A. degree from David Lipscomb University, his M.Th. degree from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, did course work on the doctoral level at the University of Dallas and Middle Tennessee State University, and received the Ph.D. from Tennessee Bible College. In 2008 he received a JD degree from Concord School of Law in Los Angeles, California. Brother Laws has taught in the public schools of Tennessee and at the Christian college level. He served as the minister of the Getwell Church of Christ in Memphis, Tennessee for 11 years and was the regular radio speaker for The Truth in Love weekly program. Additionally, he was the Associate Editor of The Spiritual Sword, a Christian quarterly publication, director of the annual Spiritual Sword lectureship, and editor of The Spiritual Sword lectureship book. From 2001 to 2012 Jim was the minister for the Yucaipa church of Christ in southern California.
Brother Laws has spent time in research in the field of philosophy and philosophic history as it relates to God and His existence. He has been very active in research and development of logical argumentation for formal public and written debates dealing with factual, reasonable proofs of God’s existence over against the discrepancies of evolution and atheism. He has been a participant in public and private challenges to atheistic, as well as, theistic evolutionists.
Currently he is minister for the Broadway church of Christ in Tyler, Texas on a full-time basis, speaks for numerous brotherhood lectureships each year, and contributes articles to a number of brotherhood publications. He has recently been included as an honored professional in the national directory of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals.