Pastor Tim Ramsden
Timothy Jay Ramsden, my mom wanted me to have a Bible name (Timothy) and a family name (her favorite uncle was named Jay).
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.
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!