Welcome Jim Baird – New WORDsearch Director

JimBaird150Say hello to our new director, Jim Baird. It seems to us like Jim’s decades of experience in Christian publishing and ministry have uniquely shaped him to lead WORDsearch in the years to come. Here’s why:

Our former director, David Seibert, says, “Spend just five minutes with Jim and you will agree that this man has the heart of a servant.”

Jim is a family man. He and his wife Shelley have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. After receiving his Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, Jim served 9 years in pastoral ministry, and then 20 years in Christian publishing. Jim also serves as the publisher for B&H Academic Books. He uses WORDsearch to prepare Bible study lessons that he teaches at church, and he’s an adjunct instructor for a Christian college.

We asked Jim to say a few words for the blog:

“I’ve been a WORDsearch customer for ten years. I love this tool and I’m thrilled with the opportunity to make it better and more useful for those of us who use it often. In my opinion, the most amazing thing about WORDsearch is not the product. It’s the user, and my calling is to serve those who preach and teach to change lives. Digital publishing is opening new potentials for ministry that we could not have imagined just a few years ago. I intend to be a good steward of these blessings, and I look forward to sharing exciting new possibilities with my WORDsearch friends in the days to come.”

Join with us in welcoming Jim to the WORDsearch team!



  1. Welcome Jim!

    I look forward to seeing what Jim’s passion and experience brings to the future of the company. It would be really cool as well if maybe he could guest blog or convey how he got into Christian Publishing. I’m a writer myself, I just graduated Magne Cum Laude with a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University, and I’m starting to think about graduate school but picking a direction and a school that reflects that has really been tough. I feel God’s gently pushing me forward but I’m just presently not sure of the logistics, and as I said, that final goal or “what do I want to grow up to be” can’t be answered beyond “I want to write about and teach God’s word to passionate people who have the need to hear of it.”


  2. I have a question concerning The Expositor’s Bible that Nicoll edited. How did his name get completely omitted from the 43 books?

  3. Welcome Jim! I wish you the best in leading this great Bible software company. May the Lord bless you and lead you in the days ahead.

  4. Welcome Jim!

    1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NASB)
    24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.


  5. Rokas Garmasukis says

    Many blessings, Jim!

  6. Hey Jim,

    Mike Wilde here. I just came across my study notes from you preaching for me at Craycroft Baptist years ago! I also remember your ministry to me during a time of transition. You are a blessing brother and it’s great to see you in a place where you are using your gifts and talents for the Lord in a mighty way.

    PS Small world- Andrea Randall, your former secretary is a member of our church up here in Vancouver, Washington!

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