Tim and Debbie were raised in south-central Pennsylvania and graduated from Appalachian Bible College in WV where they met on a summer music team.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Missions from Appalachian Bible College and a Master of Arts degree in Ministry/Leadership from Lancaster Bible College.

They served as church planters in Portugal for almost 9 years with BCU/TEAM. During that ministry, the Portuguese Baptist Convention ordained Tim for the pastorate. He later accepted a ministry as Director of Training Ministries and then as Executive Vice President with BCM International in Philadelphia, PA. He joined the CrossWorld (UFM International) team in Nov. 1998. As Director for Mobilization, his responsibilities included overseeing the areas of Candidate Ministries, Short-term ministries, Church Ministries, and Representation. Tim also served as Director of Specialized Training with CrossWorld.

After teaching periodically at CIT for 7 years, Tim joined the staff fulltime in Nov. 2005 as Assistant to the Director and Program Director.