Jim Linzey is a highly sought out speaker for crusades, conventions, chruches, and seminars. He is the author of Moral Leadershp and leads by example. He is also the chief editor of the Modern English Version Bible   and chaired the translation committee of 47 scholars. He is the CEO of Linzey Publishing House and is forthcoming book is title World War II: the Pacific Theatre of Operations.


James (Jim) F. Linzey is a highly sought after speaker for crusades, conventions, churches, and seminars. He is the author of Moral Leadership, and chief editor and director of the Modern English Version Bible translation. He is also the chairman of the translation committee and general editor for the New Tyndale Version Bible, the general editor of The Military Bible by Military Chaplains, and general editor of The Presidents’ Bible.

Jim honorably served for nearly twenty-four years in the United States Air Force and the United States Army as a chaplain and retired with the rank of Major. He received advanced formal education in leadership at Air University at Maxwell AFB, AL, and at the General Command and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He served as the first full time chaplain for the Leader’s Training Course at the U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, KY; and he conducted joint military leadership training at the Armed Forces Staff College at NAS Norfolk, VA.

Chaplain Linzey provided leadership training for the Quartermaster Center and School at Fort Lee, VA; and Core Values seminars for U.S. Air Force student pilots at Laughlin AFB, TX, under the Air Education and Training Command. He served as the Command Chaplain for the 5035th Garrison Support Unit, directing religious support for the Mobilization and Demobilization mission at Fort Bliss, TX, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom II. He served as the chaplain for the Officers’ Candidate School at Fort Meade, SD; and served as the Command Chaplain for Cluster III, Operation Noble Eagle II, under the Department of Homeland Security, headquartered at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

He served as the Acting Wing Chaplain at Norton AFB, CA; served for Operation Rescue Gulf Coast in New Orleans, LA, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; State Chaplain for the Congressionally Chartered U.S. Reserve Officer’s Association, Department of California, pastoring 12,000 Reserve Officers from each of the five Armed Force; and currently serves as the State Chaplain of the California Military Officers’ Association of America.

Jim’s appearances include
  • Speaker, National Commemoration, Battle of Midway, 1996, Del Rio, Texas.
  • Speaker, National Bible Week, 2009 and 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Speaker, National Day of Prayer 2017, Orange County, California.
  • Keynote speaker, National Prayer Breakfast 2017, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California
  • Ukraine Crusade, 2005
  • Haiti Crusade, 2013
  • Philippine Crusade, 2017
  • Singapore Pastors’ Conference, 2014

Media appearances included:
  • TBN, “Behind the Scenes” and “Praise the Lord,” September 7, 2004
  • CBN, 2009, footage from National Bible Week, 2009.
  • Glenn Beck Show, 2009, footage from National Bible Week, 2009
  • Daystar, 2001 and 2004
  • CBS interview, 2005
  • KUSI Television, San Diego, California
  • Vision Channel, 2004, hosting Operation Freedom television programs
  • NPR, 2016

Jim attended the Billy Graham School of Evangelism in Ashville, North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanguard University of Southern California in Costa Mesa, California; a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California; and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Kingsway Theological Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa.
  1. Moral Leadership
  2. The Presidents' Bible
  3. The Leader's Bible
  4. The Military Bible by Military Chaplains
  5. Modern English Version

Jim Linzey
Biographical Sketch:

  • Speaker, Author, Minister
  • U.S. Military Officer and Chaplain, 24 years
  • Author, Moral Leadership, The Holy Spirit, A Divine Appointment in Washington, D.C.
  • Chief Editor, Modern English Version Bible
  • Ordination, Southern Baptist Convention
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, Southern California College, 1979
  • Master of Divinity degree, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983
  • Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree, Kingsway Theological Seminary

What He Did

Jim's unique contributions to world history include serving as chief editor of the Modern English Version Bible translation, serving as the first full time chaplain for the Leader's Training Course under the United States Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in 2006, and writing one of only several official United States Armed Forces prayers ever written. Colonel Robert Frusha, Commandant of the Leader's Training Course, commissioned Chaplain Linzey to write the official institutional prayer for the Leader's Training Course for the United States Army Cadet Command. 
The Leaders’ Training Course Prayer

     Almighty and most merciful Father, in whom is the fullness of light and liberty, instill within the hearts of our ROTC Cadets the passion to lead your people to victory. Inspire them to seek deeper levels of understanding. Enlighten their minds by your Spirit, and be gracious unto them. Grant them the wisdom to know your ways and sound judgment to determine what is best for the Soldiers they will lead. Gracious Father, place within them the sense of duty to you and to America. In all their endeavors, renew their minds, spirits and strength, keeping them safe from all danger, while they give you thanks for their success at the Leader’s Training Course. Amen.

  Chaplain, Major James F. Linzey, USA
First Full Time Leaders’ Training Course Chaplain
United States Army Cadet Command
Fort Knox, Kentucky (2006)

Department of the Army

The purpose of this memorandum is to ensure that all who rate and senior rate Chaplain Jim Linzey understand and appreciate the outstanding efforts that Jim accomplished to motivate, retain, train, and mentor the future leaders of our Army while performing the role of the Leader's Training Course Chaplain. Jim's performance, simply stated, was outstanding. As the first designated chaplain for LTC, Jim established a mark on the wall that few will be able to accomplish in the future.... Jim also maxed his Army Physical Fitness Test every single time he took it with the Cadets this summer. Chaplain Linzey set the standard by which all LTC Chaplains should be measured in all aspects, mentally, spiritually, and physically. His efforts have dramatically increased the probability of LTC Cadets choosing to contract into ROTC and joining our Army team. 

Stacy A. Overby
Chief of Staff