About Us

The Successful Failure blog comes from the beautiful minds of Jim and Nannette Beckner.  We live in the Birmingham, Alabama area.  We have three amazing children: Bailey, Eli, and Maggie Beth.  We were married in 1997 and have lived in the Birmingham area for most of our lives.

I (Jim) have been in ministry since 1992.  I’ve served in various areas of ministry including youth, children, education, small groups, and as a church planter.  Since 2008, I have served in bi-vocational ministry as a church planter/pastor and small groups pastor while also working in retail and for a website company.  My hobbies are reading and enjoying the outdoors.

Nannette has the awesome responsibility of being a homeschool mom.  She has been homeschooling our three children since 2013.  On top of that, she keeps the house running and organized and provides an amazing environment for our family to grow and thrive.  Before that, she worked as a preschool teacher and a ministry assistant.  Her hobbies are reading and enjoying the outdoors.

Our goal for this blog is to speak from our experiences as parents, ministers, Christians, and people who are trying to live our lives for Christ.  We hope and prayer is that, through this blog, God speaks to you and moves you closer to Him.