Pastor Tim grew up in Western North Carolina and became a follower of Jesus as a teenager. While serving in the U.S. Army, he responded to God’s call on his life to preach the Gospel and left military service to begin pastoring in a local church.
Pastor Tim is the founding Pastor of Providence Church and has pastored churches in Missouri, North Carolina, and Florida. He attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri; Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia; and Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, a Master of Arts in Christian Studies, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical Preaching. He is a member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, and his philosophy of ministry is centered upon being used by God to help others become committed and mature followers of Jesus and leading the church to glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission that Christ gave his followers. What he loves most about ministry is when others understand God’s Word and grace and love Him more fully.
Pastor Tim and his wife, Patty, have been married 30+ years, and they have two adult children and one grandson.