Jimmy was born in Les Cayes, Haiti. He has two older brothers, Jean Max and Jameson. He never knew his father and his mother died when he was six years old.
In 2003, Jimmy became an active member of St. Sauveur Parish in Les Cayes and was offered sponsorship for his education that was taken over by Education Equals Hope (E=H). Over the years, Jimmy became a youth leader, worship team member and lay leader in the church as well as the coordinator of the E=H Haiti Leadership Team. In April, 2013 Jimmy graduated from the Business and Technology Institute (BTI), an Episcopal business college in Les Cayes with an Associate Degree in Accountancy.
Today Jimmy is married to, Myrlande, and they have a little girl named Jimmara. In April, 2016, he was hired as the Onsite Ministry Coordinator for E=H in Haiti as its first full-time Haitian employee. As a graduate of the E=H sponsorship program, Jimmy is an example of an excellent leader and mentor for others in the program.