LT Jim Campbell and his family are originally from Raleigh, NC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from North Carolina State University, and a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chaplain Campbell served three years as Pastor of Cashie Baptist Church in Windsor, NC prior to commissioning in the Navy Chaplain Corps in January 2012 with an endorsement from the Southern Baptist Convention. He attended Officer Development School in Newport, RI followed by Chaplaincy Basic Leadership Course in Ft. Jackson, SC.
LT Campbell reported to Third Marine Aircraft Wing in Twentynine Palms, CA in June 2012 where he served as Chaplain to Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadrons 1 and 3. While there he ministered to 1100 Marines and Sailors, earned the Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer Pin, supported his squadrons in the field during numerous major exercises, and deployed to mainland Japan.
In January 2015 he transferred to the USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71) in San Diego, CA to begin a tour at sea. While aboard, CAPE earned the “Battle E” as she participated in multi-national exercises and featured in five fleet weeks across the Third Fleet AOR. Following a period of heavy operational demands, Chaplain Campbell ministered to the crew throughout a grinding 18-month maintenance availability.
Returning to the Marine Corps, Chaplain Campbell reported to 1st Marine Division April 3, 2017. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marines where he deployed on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit from November 2017 to May 2018. Following his return, he has been assigned to 5th Battalion, 11th Marines.
Chaplain Campbell has enjoyed the love and support of his wife Michelle since August 6, 2005. They are the proud parents of three boys (Noah, Thomas, and Patrick). Their family resides in Fallbrook, CA. His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (2), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. His professional interests are in teaching and counseling. Furthering his love of the Old Testament, Chaplain Campbell is a PhD student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.