Jim Schmidt


Jim Schmidt has almost 40 years experience as a worship leader, conductor and producer of a broad variety of musical expressions. He has traveled to more than 70 countries with the music ministry, The Continentals, where he also began his journey in the nonprofit realm as Vice President of International Development and a board member. He now serves as President of the Continentals Global Foundation, an organization that supports their ongoing internationally-based ministries in Korea, Japan, Puerto Rico, France, Holland, Hungary, and now in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, Romania and Slovakia, with developing ministries in Kenya, Argentina and India.

Jim was formerly on staff at Saddleback Church, and has over three decades of experience in movie-making as a writer, actor and now award-winning Producer on numerous mainstream feature films – most recently ‘Trade of Innocents’, starring Dermot Mulroney and Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino, which was recognized by the White House Faith Office, the State Department, the Department of Justice and the FBI for its excellence and impact in dramatizing the global tragedy of human trafficking.