Our pastor is Tim Bushong. Tim spent many years in Christian music ministry, then 11 years as one of the founders and pastors at Trinity Evangelical Church in Larwill, Indiana. Tim has been married to his wife Heidi for 36 years, and they have 3 children, and 4 grandchildren. He is a lifetime resident of Syracuse, and refers to this Northern Lakes region of Indiana as “The Shire,” where your neighbors still wave, where ‘farmer‘ common sense still has a foothold, and where things are still relatively uncomplicated. relatively being the operative word…

Tim is "tri-vocational," as he is also a piano technician and a recording engineer and producer, but his main focus is on serving the Church. He reads history for fun, theology for wisdom, and the Bible for life. He also enjoys playing guitar, cutting and splitting firewood, and Heidi's cooking.

Christmas 2017 (photo by Ana Baker)

Christmas 2017 (photo by Ana Baker)

He that ministers the Word ought principally to experience the grace of God in his own heart and the power of it – in that grand and evangelical work of regeneration. Then he can understand those blessed mysteries of the sacred Scriptures so that he may unfold them to others, and have a lawful call which altogether constitutes, though he never saw a university.
— Benjamin Keach