Pastor Tim Berlin’s ministry at Faith Baptist Church is focused on four key areas—preaching the Word, caring for the people, overseeing the programs, and tending to the property. But in order to serve in these areas effectively, he says the foundation of his ministry is not built at church; it begins at home. Drawing from Joshua 24:15, Pastor Berlin says his first and most important priority is to lead his family to serve the Lord with all their hearts.
It was during a revival meeting with evangelist Tom Farrell that Pastor Berlin says he realized his sin would eternally separate him from God, and he accepted Christ as his Savior at age 8. Growing up in Columbiaville, Mich., Pastor Berlin graduated from Juniata Christian School in 1987. He received his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Bible from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 1991 and his master’s degree in Ministry from Northland Baptist Bible College in 2003. He has previously served as the youth pastor at North Chester Baptist Church in Casnovia, Mich., youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Woodridge, Ill., youth pastor at Loomis Park Baptist Church in Jackson, Mich., and senior pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Logansport, Ind. In October 2011, Pastor Berlin accepted the call to become senior pastor at Faith Baptist Church.
Pastor Berlin and his wife, Michelle, have four sons and one daughter-in-law, Nathan & Taylor, Stephen, Andrew, and Jonathan. When he’s not at church, Pastor Berlin likes to get outside. Whether it’s golfing, fishing, hunting, or camping in the woods, he enjoys it all—especially if it’s with his family.