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 this past May, feeling 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.
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.
Tim and his wife Renee created a Small Group Ministry when the church was about 800 people in size. Today LWCC is a church of over 10,000 people led by Sr. Pastors Mac and Lynne Hammond. Pastor Tim & Renee led a diverse Small Group Ministry of over 200 groups. 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 is a Christian blogger writing a daily inspirational and teaching devotion four days a week called “Fresh Manna” which has been read in over 217 countries. He has a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Maranatha College. Tim was named one of the top 55 blogging Pastors. He is one of the top Social Media influences in Minneapolis, Mn, including a strong presence on Twitter with over 166,000 followers. Between Tim’s blog and Twitter influence, he virally reaches between 3 to 6 million people daily with the gospel of Jesus Christ and the love of God.
Tim and Renee are the parents of four children and seven grandchildren. He loves to 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 currently enrolled in the University of Minnesota’s Master Gardener Extension Program. https://www.flickr.com/photos/25966655@N02/ https://todaysfreshmanna.wordpress.com/