Dr. Tim Bias | Sara B. Thomas | MaryJane Pierce-Norton | Candace Lewis
Rev. Dr. Tim Bias
Dr. Tim Bias
Dr. Bias previously served as senior pastor of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Bias has served the denomination in three Annual Conferences - West Virginia, Illinois Great Rivers and West Ohio - and was Discipleship Ministries' director of proclamation evangelism from 1995-1999, where he was instrumental in convening the Large Church Initiative.
He also served the general church as a member of the Board of Directors for The General Board of Global Ministries from 2004-2012.
ministry has been rural and urban and led him to Russia, West Africa and Appalachia.
A local church pastor for 36 years, Dr. Bias
is the author of numerous books and articles about faith and the church.
Since 2010, Dr. Bias has been director of the Appalachian Local Pastors School, a ministry of Red Bird Missionary Conference in southeastern Kentucky that offers training for local pastors from 18 annual conferences in Appalachia.
has taught preaching, pastoral care, evangelism and theology at the school since it opened in 1991.
Dr. Bias is a graduate of Marshall University and received his Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 1980 and his Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in 1991.
was ordained as an Elder in 1981.