Timothy Tidwell

Senior Pastor

Born into a pastor’s home, Tim grew up with church and ministry as part of everyday life. He attended some public schools in AL, FL, & GA, but mainly Christian schools most of his life. He then went on to Bible college at Tenn. Temple Univ. & Immanuel Bible College. He taught Bible for 3 years at high schools in GA & FL, & coached during this time as well.

He has been an entrepreneur & businessman. Tim was a financial counselor in the Atlanta area for 9 years. For the past 18 years, he ran a fund-raising business in NW FL & SW AL. With God’s help & much hard work, the business grew from nothing to become the area’s largest & most successful.

During these years of secular business, Tim has done the following in churches: 25 years adult Sun. School teacher, music/choir director, deacon, education director, youth director. He has also taught many classes on money management.

Feeling a desire to be in ministry, the timing was finally right for Tim to be ordained in May 2012. He sold their business in June. He helped launch his brother’s ministry Leave a Mark Now for a few months until God miraculously opened the door at Oakside Baptist. Tim and his wife, Julie, are excited about the ministry opportunities at Oakside. God brought them here, and He has been blessing already. We know the Lord has some great things in store for the days ahead.