Pastor Tim Thompson and his wife Kimberly were both born in the Winter Haven (FL) Hospital, about five and a half years apart; and grew up in the Auburndale/Winter Haven area. They met in April of 1990, through the ministry of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Auburndale. They were engaged in April of ’91, and married in April of ’93. In September of that year, after having been on the run from the Lord for a good while, Tim surrendered to the ministry. He almost immediately started classes at what was then Florida Baptist College (now Emmaus Baptist). He didn’t stop until he had a total of eight (8) degrees from the school. The Thompsons have three (3) sons: Asher, Kheyl, and Tilon, born in ’98, ’99, and ’02, respectively. Having served in various other churches beginning in July of ’95, he has been pastor of the 60th Street BC since February of 2006.