James (Jim) O'Dell

James (Jim) O’Dell is the Director of Music Ministries here at FUMC where He oversees the music department. He is married to his wife Christine and is a longtime railroad fan. 


Jim has his Batchelor’s Degree in Piano Performance form Nazareth College, Rochester, NY. Also his Masters Degree in Organ Performance University from Buffalo, NY. 

He is also a Certified Conductor at Strasburg Railroad, PA.


HIs favorite scripture is Ephesians 5:19-20, "Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father."


In his spare time, Jim loves to head out into the great outdoors and walk! He also enjoys crosswords, jumble, spider solitaire, and of course listening to a lot of music.