Since 1972, Jim (RMNI Director) and Judi Sutherland have been missionaries among African Americans.  

Jim taught Personal Financial Management at Cedine Bible Institute, Covenant College, Teen Challenge of Chattanooga, Tenn., and at churches and retreats in the US, and various other countries.  For nine years Jim was a Seminar Field Representative for Christian Financial Concepts, Inc. (now Crown Ministries).

In 1998, Jim completed a PhD in Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, focusing upon the reasons why there are so few African Americans engaged in cross-cultural mission.  A major focus of ministry is to encourage the African American church in her obedience to the Great Commission.


Free debt/budget counseling may be available in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area to couples and individuals of any ethnic or spiritual background. 


RMNi is available to consult with churches in financial stewardship and to African American churches in missions development. Seminars are also available. 


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