About


Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man.  Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren – Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, Mason & Rebecca (Knight) Davenport and three great-grandchildren, Rhory Camile Murphy, Rhett Levi Murphy and Sawyer Joshua Murphy.  Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia.

Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet.

Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand.

Jim remains as President and CEO of  InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms.

Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books.  His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries.

Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  1. Song – WHEN I STOOD UP : copyright words and music by: Charles D. Jeffries Sr. (1982) BMI
    P.O. Box 34, Hugheston, WV 25110

    PLEASE! send any information or to record to: Charles D. Jeffries Sr. (address above)

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  2. Scott Sykes says:

    Hi Jim
    Just came upon your site and thought you would be interested to know that Seth & Bessie Sykes were my Grandparents. I am the second son of Seth Sykes Jnr who is alive and well and living in Lincolnshire.
    It is fantastic to see you keeping the memories of my grandparents alive with their songs and lantern slides although I think some of the pictures of my grandfather are not actually him. The picture of him in his tram uniform for example I am fairly sure is not him as he looks nothing like the pictures I have of him.
    I don’t suppose you have any photographs of the lantern slides of the Titanic which he used to do? That was apparently my Dad’s favourite.
    Anyway, if you need any information, I will be happy to help in anyway I can.
    Kind regards

    Scott Sykes

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    • jimdavenport says:

      Scott, it is wonderful to hear from you as a member of the Sykes family. I genuinely appreciate your contact and offer to help provide information about your grandparents. All of the information I have obtained thus far has been through third parties not associated with the family. To have access to you and your father is a wonderful blessing to me and to the many thousands who read my articles.

      I definitely want to properly portray the history behind such a wonderful couple and their hymn that has so positively affected millions upon millions. Could you please provide me with proper photographs? Also, if you or your father could provide any corrections to the material already published I will happily update the articles. I would also be grateful to have input from you, your father and other family members regarding any memories they have of your grandparents and their travels. Recently I read somewhere (I can’t remember where) that it is a myth that Seth and Bessie visited the United States during their ministry. Your father would definitely know the answer to that question. Perhaps your father has memories of his travels with your parents that he would be willing to share.

      I am in the process of compiling many of my articles into a book for publication later this spring, the title of which is presently “Thank You Lord For Saving My Soul.” This would be a great time to update the article on your grandparents and have that recorded for future generations.

      I am in the process of compiling many of my articles into a book for publication later this spring, the title of which is presently “Thank You Lord For Saving My Soul.” This would be a great time to update the article on your grandparents and have that recorded for future generations.

      I look forward to hearing back from you. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated and I will be happy to allow you to review my proposed updates before they are published.

      Kind regards,

      Jim Davenport
      jamesldavenport@gmail.com

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  4. Chris Bugby says:

    Yes of course! They are quiet hard to photograph but I will do my best!!

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  5. Chris Bugby says:

    Morning Jim! Thanks for getting back to me. Yes its quiet fascinating! I dont have any way of finding out who are in the family pictures as of yet although I have mailed a few people. around the Springburn area and hopefully we will see. I was told that the lantern and slides resided in the Springburn museum until it closed a number of years so how it all ended up here who knows. The latern looks complete but would take some renovation as the controls are all solid. I do have the facilities to work on this but I think I would rather leave it as is for now!. I am going to at least try to photograph each slide individually and make them available as a zip for anyone that wants them , just so if it slips back into obscurity when its sold, so the history is there. I’ll let you know when I have done this.

    Thanks

    Chris

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    • jimdavenport says:

      Thanks so much Chris. Do I have your permission to use some of the pictures in a follow up article I will be writing on the subject? This would further the historic value of the information. Jim D.

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  6. Chris Bugby says:

    Hello Jim. I am just doing a bit of research on an evangelist couple called Seth and Bessie Sykes and your page popped up. The reason for this is that I appear to have unearthed their magic latern and slides in a little provincial auction in Yorkshire in the UK. Although I am am selling it (as I deal in this sort of thing from time to time) I thought you might be interested in seeing it. Its fascinating!! Best Regards

    Chris Bugby

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    • jimdavenport says:

      Thanks for your comments Chris. I am delighted that you would take the time to correspond with me on the post about Seth and Bessie Sykes. I am fascinated by some of the photos and wonder if you have any way to identify some of the people in the pictures. I think the one with the singular man in the photo might be Seth Sykes. I wonder if the family photo is the Sykes family? Does the magic lantern still work? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Of all of the articles I have written this particular one (Thank You Lord for Saving my Soul) is the one most often visited by thousands of folks.

      Kind regards, Jim Davenport

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