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
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
Front: Justin Busby, Mary Busby, Kelly Briggs, Kathy Patterson
Back: Lee Peck, Spencer Murphy, Gary Ripple, Brad Prince
Lee Peck -- Minister of Music
Mary Busby -- Counselor
Sue Kelley -- Office Manager
Terry Barnes -- Office Assistant
Curt Reed -- Custodian