Jim Carnes, M.A.



Adjunct Instructor of Theology

James (Jim) P. Carnes has served as Minister of Music at South Woods Baptist Church in Memphis, TN since 1995.   He and his wife Nancy, have been married for 38 years and have two daughters: Anna and Mary. In addition to his music responsibilities at South Woods, Jim teaches one of the Adult Sunday school classes and shares in Wednesday evening teaching ministries.  He taught Classical Rhetoric for seven years at Westminster Academy in Memphis and has written articles for various journals and books in the areas of worship, history, theology, and rhetoric.  His full time job is at Oak Hall clothing store in Memphis where he is a men’s clothing buyer.  One of his real joys is seeing others use his library that is housed at the church.

Academic Credentials

  • B.M., Union University
  • M.A. (Musicology), North Texas State University