Tim and Sherry Campbell came to Grace Church of Lakeland in November 2014 from the St. Louis area.
Tim led a church-plant in the Chicago suburbs and has served in other pastoral and administrative leadership capacities over the past 35 years.
Tim attended Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY and Columbia International University in Columbia , SC. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Ministries and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies.
Tim also serves as a volunteer chaplain with the Polk County Sheriff's Department.
Sherry has over 35 years of varied music ministry experience. She has taught elementary music for a local Christian school.
They both understand the challenges that life can bring to marriages and families. They have 5 grown children and nine grandchildren. They also have a very spoiled dog - Roxy.
Miscellaneous @ Tim:
Favorite Verse: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (ESV)
Bible Translation Preferences: I teach from the English Standard Version. The ESV has become a standard and reliable translation that many respected evangelical ministries have adopted.
Places I Have Lived: Corpus Christi, TX / Virginia Beach, VA / Columbia, SC / Surprise, AZ / Peru, IL / Geneva, IL / Bethalto, IL / Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
Favorite Quotes: “...by sudden conversion, God subdued me and made my heart teachable.” - John Calvin
“It seems easier to go to a consistent extreme than to stay at the center of biblical tension.” -- Robertson McQuilkin
Influential Books in My Life:
- The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul,
- Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink,
- Knowing God by J.I. Packer,
- The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer,
- Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem,
- The Forgotten Spurgeon by Iain Murray,
- D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Vol. 1 & 2) by Iain Murray
- Just As I Am: Autobiography of Billy Graham by Billy Graham.