Our Pastor & Team
Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Valentino
Pastor Tim is a grace-loving husband, father, pastor, seminary professor, conference speaker, and incurable Phillies fan. His research interests include biblical studies, homiletics, apologetics, and cultural engagement. Once an NCAA Division 1 championship swimmer, he now just floats and blows bubbles.
Tim has served in pastoral ministry since 1992. His passion is to teach and preach the Scriptures in such a way that seekers might be captivated by the gracious character of God, and disciples might be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. His calling is best summarized in the apostolic mandate: “Tell the people the full message of this new life” (Acts 5:20).
Tim has been a professor at Evangelical Seminary since 2007, teaching a variety of Bible, theology, and pastoral ministry courses. He has also taught numerous online university graduate courses and Bible Institute classes throughout the region, and has written a variety of scholarly articles for theological journals. He currently blogs at This New Life.
Tim received a high school diploma from Reading High School, Reading, PA, in 1983 (salutatorian); a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, in 1988 (English); a Master of Divinity degree from Evangelical Seminary, Myerstown, PA, in 1995 (summa cum laude); and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY, in 2009 (expository preaching).
Tim is currently working on his second doctorate in Evangelical Seminary’s Th.D. program, where he is enrolled in the Biblical Theology track. He and his wife Sonya reside in Myerstown, PA. They have a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Bethany, and a son-in-law, Micah.
We are blessed to have a small army of volunteers who share in the work of the ministry here at Christ Community Church. Feel free to get in touch with us if you need to contact any of our servant leaders.
Music & Worship Ministry
Christian Formation Ministry
Fellowship & Hospitality Ministry
Church Family Care Ministry
Administrative Committee Co-Chairpersons
– Financial Secretary
– Financial Treasurer
Pastoral Relations Committee
Ministry Council Members at Large
Member at Large 1
Member at Large 2
Intern Youth Minister
William T. Ham has said, “There are many things a person can do alone, but being a Christian is not one of them. As the Christian life is, above all things, a state of union with Christ, and of union of his followers with one another, love of the believers is inseparable from love of God.” A pastor’s job is not to do all the work of ministry but to equip and motivate the whole congregation to use their gifts and graces for Christian service (Ephesians 4:11-13).
For more theological reflections on believers working together as a unified body in Christian ministry, check out Pastor Tim’s blog post on This New Life called “Needing and Needling: The Challenge to Find Good Christian Community.”
Purpose & Mission
Why We’re Here & What We’re Seeking to Do
Vision & Values
Who We Are & What We’re Aiming for as a Church
Theology & Beliefs
Those Who Serve & Support Our Congregation