Jimmy and Elma have four children; Justin, Aaron, Gemma and Zara. Jimmy and Elma started the Vine church in 1980 which started as a small group of friends meeting together in a house. Jimmy and Elma with their eldership team; Lenny and Adrian Turk laid the foundations for a healthy and pioneering church in Scotland that has seen incredible miracles and achievements across the earth over the past forty years.
Jimmy and Elma handed over the leadership of the Vine Church to Aaron and Lynsey Dowds in June 2017. They now serve in a supportive role for the pastoral team and focus on their international ministry working with churches, pastors and business leaders across the globe.