James P. Eckman (Jim) is President Emeritus and Professor in Bible and History at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska. He has been at Grace since 1983. He holds the following degrees:
- B.S., Millersville University of Pennsylvania (1969)
- M.A., Lehigh University (1973)
- Th.M. (with honor), Dallas Theological Seminary (1983)
- Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln (1989)
He has also completed additional postgraduate work at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He received the Charles A. Nash Award in Historical Theology while at Dallas Seminary.
Dr. Eckman is an ordained minister, having served on the staff of two churches in Pennsylvania. He has expertise in historical theology, with special emphasis on the American church and revivalism. He conducts marriage seminars, current issue seminars, family life conferences, Bible conferences and retreats throughout the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Ecuador. He speaks in churches throughout the Midwest nearly every Sunday. He also hosts a radio program on current issues called “Issues in Perspective” that airs over several radio stations and translators over the Midwest.
He was visiting professor of Historical Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary during the 1994 spring term, and is the author of four books and over four dozen articles. Finally, he does dramatic monologues on figures from Church History (e.g., Martin Luther, John Calvin, Augustine, Jonathan Edwards). He is married and the father of two children.