There are many passages in the Bible that offer encouragement to and mention the responsibilities of those who wish to preach and uphold the gospel.
“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” – 2 Timothy 4:1-5
“But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.” – Titus 2:1-8
Tim grew up in the Columbus area and is the son of Jimmy and Sue Hatfield. He graduated from Franklin Heights High School in 1982. He went on to graduate with a B.A. degree in Bible from Ohio Valley College in 1986. While attending college Tim meet his wife, Tammy. They were married in 1986. Tim and Tammy have been blessed with three children and five grandchildren. Tim has worked with congregations in West Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio. He most recently was with the New Philadelphia church of Christ from 2000 until 2019. Tim began his work with the Alkire Road church of Christ in May of 2019.