Who Are We?
Jim and Anne Mills, co-founders and international directors of Creative Arts Europe, live outside of Brussels, Belgium, where they direct the activities of a ministry which spans several countries. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Jim is an accomplished guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and Bible teacher. Jim’s passionate musicality, influenced by the rhythm and blues sounds of his birthplace, is apparent whether you are enjoying his talents by his living room fireplace or in a crowded European concert hall.
Jim, an ordained minister, attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary after earning his undergraduate degree (BBA) from Memphis State University. He earned his Master’s Degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and was awarded his Doctor of Ministry at Highland Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Anne is a gifted vocalist, photographer and teacher. Her creative vision makes the Brussels Arts House, a warm and inviting place for international guests. Anne earned her degree in elementary education from Northwestern University.
On A Musical Note
Jim and Anne recorded their first recording, ‘At Every Day’s Dawning,’ in 1980. Recorded in German and English, this intimate recording focuses on personal worship to God. With good friends Kirk and Deby Dearman, the Mills co-wrote the musical ‘Canticum ad Deum’ which toured across Central Europe. This musical production contains the popular chorus ‘All Creation Worships You.’ Jim’s CD, ‘Hidden Treasures’, a soft rock praise and worship production, was recorded in both German and English in 1990.
Brussels and Beyond
After working 12 years in Germany Jim and Anne moved to Brussels, Belgium in 1988. Shortly thereafter they helped establish an arts and culture initiative known as Creative Arts Europe. Today the Mills live and work out of the Brussels Arts House located south of Brussels in the beautiful Belgian countryside. Jim travels extensively, teaching and speaking at schools, churches, arts events and performing concerts. Anne manages the international office and hosts all those who wander through the Arts House. There son David who together with his wife, Lindsey and granddaughters, Halle and Sophia, live in Kansas City.