Elders of Grace Bible Church


Ken Jensen, Tim Cole, Bob Dare, Chris Resa, Roddy Benton, Gary Ripple, David Dare, Perry Sudduth, Dr. Howard Diamond

Deacons of Grace Bible Church

Bob Hendry, Jared Dare, James Dean, Sam Hill, Ted Murphy, Jr, Mikel Patterson, Mike Renninger, Nick Rivard, and Kyle Steiner

Teaching Elder Tim Cole

Pastor Tim Cole, his wife, Michele, and their family: Zachary and Kayla, Ivy and Fiona, Seth, and Jared

Pastor Tim Cole, his wife, Michele, and their family: Zachary and Kayla, Ivy and Fiona, Seth, and Jared

A Brief Background

I was born in Venezuela, South America, where my folks were missionaries, and raised with my 4 brothers in the Andes Mountains.  I love my wife, I love my 3 sons, I love my 2 granddaughters (and their mother), I love restoring classic mustangs, and I love studying, understanding, and teaching God’s word. I love to help people apply God’s truth about His forgiveness and mercy and hope into the very real, messy stubborn wounds that are found everywhere in the lives of broken people like us. 

In God’s word we come face to face with Jesus.  Face to face with forgiveness and hope. He challenges us to be gripped by eternity, to love God with all of our heart, mind and strength and to love our neighbor, regardless of who that neighbor might be and what broken down condition he might be in, in the same way we love ourselves.  

Education and Ministry Experience


BA, Cornerstone University

BS, Calvin College

ThM in NT Greek, Dallas Theological Seminary; wrote ThM thesis under Dr. Darrel L. Bock.

Doctor of Ministry in OT, Covenant Theological Seminary; wrote Doctoral Dissertation under Dr. John H. Sailhamer.

Study Sabbatical: Tyndale House, Cambridge, England.

Ph.D. studies in NT Greek, (2008-2010), Dallas Theological Seminary.

Ph.D. Candidate in NT Greek, University of Chester, England

Pastoral Ministry Experience:

Canada and USA: 34 years’ experience

Grace Bible Church: 1990—current

Graduate Level Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Professor of the Greek New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary, Tampa, Florida Extension, 1996-2006

Adjunct Professor of Worship, Graduate School of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL, 1996-2006

Worship Team


Front: Justin Busby, Mary Busby, Kelly Briggs, Kathy Patterson

Back: Lee Peck, Spencer Murphy, Gary Ripple, Brad Prince


Additional Staff

Lee Peck -- Minister of Music

Mary Busby -- Counselor

Sue Kelley -- Office Manager

Terry Barnes -- Office Assistant

Curt Reed -- Custodian