Rev. Dr. Tim Deatrick, Senior Pastor
Rev. Dr. Tim Deatrick began his ministry as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church on January 2, 2012. A native of Missouri, Pastor Tim grew up in a Pastor's home. He graduated from Hannibal La Grange University in 1986, and began his first full time ministry position at Tower Grove Baptist Church in urban St. Louis, Missouri, that same year. He served there as Associate Pastor for four years and spent the last five years as Senior Pastor. Pastor Tim then accepted a call to serve Haltom Road Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. Following the completion of his first graduate degree, he had a church planting experience in Bentonville, Arkansas, one of the fasted growing communities in America. in 2005, Pastor Tim came to Central Iowa to serve as Lead Pastor of Ashworth Road Baptist Church in West Des Moines.
Pastor Tim graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, and earned a Master's Degree in Divinity with Biblical Languages and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Proclamation. He brings nearly three decades of pastoral ministry experience to our congregation.
Tim married his wife Lisa in 1985, and they are blessed with three children. Ryan is a senior at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa; Lauren is a freshman at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion; and Shannon is a freshman at Waukee High School. Lisa is a Kindergarten teacher in the West Des Moines Community School District.
During his time off, Tim enjoys attending his children's extra curricular activities, reading, writing, and running. You can find his blog site at TimDeatrick.com or follow him on Twitter @timdeatrick.