Rev. Dr. Tim Deatrick, Senior Pastor
Rev. Dr. Tim Deatrick began his ministry as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church on January 2, 2012, and brings over three decades of pastoral ministry experience to our congregation.
A native of Missouri, Pastor Tim grew up in a Pastor's home. He graduated from Hannibal La Grange University in 1986 and, that same year, began his first full time ministry position at Tower Grove Baptist Church in urban St. Louis, Missouri. He served as Associate Pastor for four years and spent the next five years as Senior Pastor.
Pastor Tim then accepted a call to serve Haltom Road Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. While in Ft. Worth, he earned a Master's Degree in Divinity with Biblical Languages, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Proclamation from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Following the completion of his first graduate degree, he had a church planting experience in Bentonville, Arkansas-one of the fastest 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.
Tim married his wife, Lisa, in 1985 and they are blessed with three children. Ryan is a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Houston; Lauren is a senior at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion; and Shannon is a junior at Kansas City Art Institute. Lisa is a Reading Recovery teacher in the West Des Moines Community School District.
During his time off, Tim enjoys reading, writing and exercising. You can find his blog site at TimDeatrick.com or follow him on Twitter @timdeatrick.
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