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Pastor Tim serves as the 15th Lead Pastor of First Pres, joining us in 2016. He serves this ministry as the primary preaching voice, spiritual leader and visionary shepherd prodding us to walk more closely with Jesus, the Chief Shepherd and Head of the Church. Tim came to Christ through Young Life while he was in middle school here in Colorado Springs. He was ordained in 1999 and has served in ministry as a campus minister, youth minister, U. S. Army Chaplain and as a pastor in various ways, but his true love is the experience of sharing the Word of God with a congregation of believers and seekers where he can see the Spirit move hearts to glorify God. Tim has degrees from Northwestern University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Oxford University and the University of Virginia where he earned a PhD in Historical Theology. He is the author of two books: Illumination in Basil of Caesarea’s Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Fortress Press) and Happy Church: Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God (IVP). He is married to Abigail, a Pennsylvania native, who serves as the Executive Director of a Christ-centered international microloan ministry called TOLI (Touch of Love International). Together they have four children, two still at home. A Colorado boy at heart, Tim loves that God called him back to his hometown of Colorado Springs along with his family who have all grown to love skiing, fishing, hiking, biking and all that Colorado has to offer.