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Profiles in Goodwill: Jim Argue

Jim Argue Jr. is president and CEO of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas. 

1. Where did you grow up?

East Texas until age 14, then Little Rock, Arkansas.

2. What is your favorite Bible verse, book or story? Why?

The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:12-27).

It reminds me that all is from God, that we are all gifted in our own, unique way, and that we are to be good stewards of the gifts God has entrusted to us.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“The Natural.”

Baseball and Robert Redford. What could be better?

4. Who are three of the people you admire?

James B. Argue (my father, a United Methodist pastor), Dale Bumpers (retired U.S. senator) and Stan Musial.

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

I’m an introvert.