DES MOINES, Iowa—Jim Douglass, who served on the pastoral staff of Northridge Baptist Church in Des Moines, died Dec. 24. He was 76.

Jim was pastor of visitation and pastoral care at Northridge Baptist Church since 2011. Previously he was a pastor in several churches after graduating from Prairie Bible Institute in Canada.

“Preaching the Word and serving others was all Jim ever wanted to do with his life, so he was always grateful God placed him into the ministry,” says Jim’s wife, Dori.

Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dori; five sons; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.