Jimmy Sites: Adventurer & Guide
Speaker, TV Producer & Host
Jimmy is a seasoned veteran as a speaker. He even served for several years as the Senior Minister at a large church in Nashville, TN.
His speaking engagements have taken him all over the world to over 25 countries!
His speaking clientele includes professional football teams such as the Denver Broncos, as well as professional baseball teams, Fortune 500 companies, private and public schools, universities, government agencies, state Senates, churches, numerous youth festivals, outdoor conventions, and Wild Game Suppers.
Jimmy has served as a spokesperson since 1991 for Compassion International, a non profit child development organization that cares for over one-and-a-half million disadvantaged children in Third World countries. Periodically, he visits children at Compassion projects in various places around the world.
Jimmy is heavily involved in television. He has been highlighted on prime time British television on episode 5 of the series "The Apostles," produced by well-known British director Simone Cherry.
He also hosted the religious television series Campaign America from 1992- 1994, airing on 2,200 stations nationwide.
After a sabbatical in the mountains, he came back to serve as scriptwriter and host for the Amazing Grace Bible Class television program from 1998- 2000, often incorporating guests ranging from astronauts to country singers to professional football players, as well as inspirational people such as Joni Erikson Tada.
The latest television production in which Jimmy is involved is the national award-winning television series Spiritual Outdoor Adventures. SOA was also a weekly national radio show during drive time on Tuesday mornings on the Salem Music Network from 2005- 2009, drawing in an actual listening audience of one-half million people. The Spiritual Outdoor Adventures television program began airing in October 2002 and is about to begin its 22 season, covering all of the USA on prime time cable, syndication, and streaming devices, and also covering Canada, Russia, and Ukraine. Many celebrity guests appear on the program including Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox, NFL Commentator Tony Dungy, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, Marty Roe of Diamond Rio, Contemporary Christian singer Michael W. Smith, and numerous other professional athletes, movie stars, country singers, and well-known outdoorsmen and women. Legendary outdoorsman Hank Parker has partnered with Jimmy on 13 episodes of SOA, and has included Jimmy as a guest on his own hunting and fishing shows.
In 2021, Jimmy launched a new television series called Hybrid Light's Fishing Adventures with Jimmy Sites, which aired prime time across the US and Canada.
His 12- week series The 23rd Psalm in Troubled Times also aired across the United States on Sunday mornings during 2021.
In 2009, Jimmy and his team won the Grand Championship of the Big Buck Outdoor Games, competing against 20 of the nation's top pro hunters and fishermen. In 2010, Jimmy and his team almost defended their title, finishing in 2nd place in the Games.
In 2014, Jimmy was named "American Outdoor Sportsman of the Year" by the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame.
In 2018, Jimmy was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame.
As a hunter, fisherman, and conservationist, Jimmy has received numerous endorsements and sponsorships by many top outdoor companies, as well as some from companies outside the industry. Jimmy is known as a champion advocate for outdoorsmen and has appeared on FOX News nationally debating PETA on Gretchen Carlson's news show.
Jimmy prepared himself educationally by earning a BA in Bible from Harding University, a Masters of Divinity from Harding Graduate School of Religion, and a Doctor of Ministry from Abilene Christian University. He also studied Greek Readings from Brite Divinity on the campus of TCU and Hebrew Language at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.
For seven years, Jimmy enjoyed leading weekly in-depth Bible studies in Franklin, TN where he served as an elder and teaching minister at New River Fellowship - a non-denominational church founded by Christian singer Michael W. Smith. Currently, Jimmy is teaching in-depth Bible classes for the Northfield Church in Hendersonville, TN and speaking often on Sundays across the country for Compassion International.
Due to his numerous adventures as well as his Biblical training, Jimmy is involved in writing projects. His books have circulated throughout the world. He contributed to the "Sportsmen's Bible" for Broadman & Holman Publishers, and released a book titled "Into the High Country," also published by B&H and co-authored with Jason Cruise.
He authored the Spiritual Outdoor Adventures "Pursuit of Faith" 96-page bookazine, as well as produced a DVD Curriculum for men's ministries including six individual Spiritual Outdoor Adventures DVDs.
Jimmy's next book released was "A Heart for Adventure," co-authored with Dr. Bob Reccord. His latest book is a fiction book for children ages 7- 12 called "The Legend of Indian Rock Cave." This book includes a scripture memorization challenge for children to learn about The Way of the Cross.
Jimmy married Amanda Mullens in May of 1984. They have two children: Christin (born August 1989) and Jonathan (born January 1992). They were blessed to welcome Mary Kirby Lees into their home at the age of 17 until she married at the age of 24. Mary and her husband Jourdan have a little boy named Aiden, the first grandchild to Jimmy and Amanda.
Jimmy and Amanda reside in a log lodge on a wooded hollow north of Nashville, TN. Their most exciting adventure to date was getting to spend several days in the Amazon Jungle with Steve Saint and the Waudoni Indians, including tribe leader Mincaye. A major motion picture titled "End of the Spear" details the fascinating true story about Steve Saint, Mincaye, and this fierce Stone Age tribe. The television shows produced from this trip by Jimmy and his team were nominated for four major awards on the Sportsman Channel, and won for Best Editing in 2006.