Pastor Tim became a part of the leadership team at Living Word Christian Center in 1984 and was an Associate Pastor from 1989 until May 31st, 2017. He and His wife Renee, also a Pastor at Living Word, resigned after being a part of Living Word for 33 years on May 31, 2017. They felt impressed by God to pursue the tremendous growth of their ministry “Fresh Manna,” as well as teaching conferences and seminars, and increasing their involvement on the mission field through Tim & Renee Burt Ministries. Tim has a Bachelor of Theology degree and is a Christian blogger who has been writing a daily inspirational and teaching devotion three days a week called “Fresh Manna” for the past 20 years. It has been read in over 220 countries (official countries and territories). Tim was named one of the top 55 blogging Pastors. He is one of the top Social Media influencers in Minnesota with a strong presence on Twitter with over 205,000 followers. Between Tim’s blog and Twitter influence, he virally averages reaching millions daily with the gospel of Jesus Christ and the love of God.
Prior to working at LWCC, he worked at Northwest Airlines for 13 years. In 1985 he founded and was President of American Infant Care Products which marketed his patented invention, the first fold-down commercial infant changing table now used worldwide in public restrooms.
In their tenure at Living Word, Tim and his wife Renee created a Small Group Ministry when the church was about 800 people in size. Under the leadership of Sr. Pastors Mac and Lynne Hammond, the church grew to over 10,000 people. Pastor Tim & Renee led a diverse Small Group Ministry of over 200 groups. Tim also led weekly men’s groups and a monthly Men’s Breakfast of 250 plus men called Manhood for 27 years. Tim’s responsibilities also included oversight over the Visitor and Member Relations Department, Leadership and Volunteer Development, and the Pastoral Care Department. Pastor Tim was also the Minnesota State Director of Christians United for Israel from 2006 thru 2017.
Tim and Renee are the parents of four children and seven grandchildren. He loves to blog, golf, run and walk. He is a five time marathon finisher. He is also a two time award-winning gardener winning the Grand Prize in his city for his beautiful home garden, and is a Master Gardener for the University of Minnesota’s Master Gardener Extension Program.
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