Pastor Timothy Board was born and raised in the greater Chicagoland area of northwest Indiana. It was there on Chicago’s southwest side that he met his wife, Lori, and was married in January 2002. After being saved by the grace of God through faith alone in Jesus Christ at a young age, the Lord called him into gospel ministry at that point. Since graduating in May 2005 from Milwaukee’s Berean Bible Institute with a diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Pastoral Ministry, he has served in the pastorate of several grace churches from Denver, Dayton, D.C., to the Dells area at Friendship Bible Church. Tim also graduated from St. Louis Theological Seminary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, has studied in the MDiv–Pastoral Ministry program at Liberty University, and is nearing completion of an MA in Ministry from Grace Christian University. He is a frequent camp/conference speaker at the likes of Northern Grace Youth Camp, teaches at Community Christian School in Baraboo, is an ordained minister in the Grace Gospel Fellowship, and serves on the national board of directors of Things To Come Mission.
His passion in ministry is to magnify the sovereign majesty of the Lord Almighty through the bold preaching of the Word of God, a robust Biblical marriage & family life, and proactive cultural engagement among all nations worldwide. Every generation of believers in Jesus Christ needs wisdom in order to have an intelligent understanding of the times in which we live, vision to see beyond what is to what ought to be, and courage to live on mission for Christ by intentionally making a difference for such a time as this. It is critical to know what we believe, why we believe it, and also know how to defend the exclusive truth claims of Biblical Christianity against the skeptical questions of the day in the context of a secular culture that is increasingly hostile to the Word of God. Regardless of the horizontal circumstances, the resolute conviction of the life of faith is the vertical reality that the Lord God is worthy of all praise both now and throughout eternity because of who He is and what He has done to the praise of His glory in Christ Jesus.
The Boards have been blessed with six healthy children whom they teach at home: Timothy Ray, Luke Robert, Elijah Kenneth, Bethany Carol Joy, Grace SueAnn, and Noah Christopher. They enjoy walking/hiking together, treasure hunting at used book sales (this is Tim’s “kryptonite”), and going on family adventure trips to Wisconsin’s many state parks, museums, and historic sites. Setting the pace for his kids, he really does have fun wearing smiley-face “footy” pajamas in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin’s wintertime while soaking up an epic Tolkein adventure on film with all his little hobbits.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV