Jim Yancey was born and raised in Georgia. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1968 with a BSIM and then from Georgia State in 1971 with an MBA major in Management. In 1996 an 1997 he attended Dallas Theological Seminary. He loves to teach the Bible and specializes in End Times and The Life of Christ. For years he collected and restored Mustangs, Shelbys, and an original 289 A.C. Cobra. He has been active in the Cobb Photographic Society and served many years as Program Chairman and then President of the club. He enjoys outdoor and nature photography. He is also actively involved with OrphanConcern international which sponsors over 250 orphans in Kenya and for which the organization has constructed two dorms and a Primary school. He has made numerous trips to Kenya to work with the orphans there. He also enjoys travel and travel photography; having made trips to Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Alaska, Costa Rica, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Canada, Mexico, Belize, and Hawaii.