Tim is married to Magay Shepard, a certified financial planner with Stifel. They are the proud parents of young adult triplets: Abby, Hannah, and Michael, who graduated from college a year ago.
Pastor Tim is the author of Practicing Midrash: Reading the Bible’s Arguments as an Invitation to Conversation (Wipf & Stock, 2018) and an editor for Taking on the Cross: Reimagining the Meaning of Jesus’ Life and Death (Nurturing Faith, 2022). He is a regular contributor to Smyth & Helwys’ devotional guide Reflections, writes liturgy for Worship Resources at faithelement.net, and holds the title of writer-in-residence at Sardis Baptist Church in Charlotte, where he served as pastor for nearly 20 years.
Tim enjoys playing tennis and basketball, attending Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC games, hiking, kayaking, reading, and traveling to National Parks (and other places) with his family.