Pastor Tim Ramsden

  • Name
    Timothy Jay Ramsden, my mom wanted me to have a Bible name (Timothy) and a family name (her favorite uncle was named Jay).
  • Tim’s Story:
    Ever since I was a child I felt God’s call on my life to pastor.  I grew up in a Christian home that lived passionately in their Christianity and encouraged me to follow God’s direction and purpose.  After graduating high school I went to college to pursue that passion.  I served at two different churches as a youth pastor and then got involved with a handful of people that would eventually plant Community Bible Church.  It has been an adventure and a blessing to watch God bring people together who want to walk through life in an honest and imperfect way.   I love the community God has called us to.
    Favorite Verse:
  • II Timothy 1:5-6 (The Apostle Paul’s words to Timothy, his son in the faith and a young pastor…)
  • Where were you born?
    Believe it or not…Farmington, New Mexico! Figure this out…a dad from Canada, a mom from Tennessee, an older brother from Chicago, a younger sister from Chicago and my baby sister from Wisconsin.
  • When and/or where you saved?
    I was saved at Messiah Baptist Church in Maywood, Illinois. During a church service I told my mom that I wanted to ask Jesus in my heart so afterwards she took me to talk with the pastor. After talking for a few minutes I knelt down between my mom and Pastor Lon Stewart and was born into God’s family.
  • What is your favorite book?
    Obviously the Bible! It’s a book I can’t put down and no matter how much I read and reread it, it is fresh every time. Besides the Bible, I have two favorites…Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and Through Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot
  • What kind of education do you have?
    I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Baptist Bible College
  • What is your work background like?
    Primarily youth ministry before these last 27 years in pastoring.
  • What are your pet peeves?
    Being called “Baby”.
  • Do you have any hobbies?
    Sports, sports, sports!
  • What makes you unique?
    The Bible makes it clear that God has made each one of us in a unique way (Psalm 139). My family, personality, physical appearance, and spiritual gifts all make me unique. I am unique because of the call God has placed on my life. I am unique because of the church and people he has placed in my life. But maybe this is what you’re looking for…I am a Green Bay Packer fan in Bear country!