Tim Howard – Senior Pastor
Timothy Howard Jr. is the senior pastor of Eastford Baptist Church. He started his ministry with EBC in September of 2015.
Tim was born and raised in the Constitution State, growing up in the town of Glastonbury. Following the Lord’s call to the ministry, Tim left for Summit University in Clarks Summit, PA, (Formerly Baptist Bible College & Seminary) where he met his wife Sarah. Tim graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible/Theology, and a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies. Sarah graduated with two Bachelor degrees, one in church music and the other in Bible. Tim is currently working on a Master’s of Divinity through The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville, KY.
Tim and Sarah were married in 2009, and the Lord doubled their blessing by giving them their first child, Karissa Faith, who was born in November of 2014.
Tim has a tremendous burden for New England, especially his home state of Connecticut. This part of the country is becoming more and more secularized by the minute, and it seems as if pastor after pastor, who tries to minister here, is getting eaten alive. This is why New England is famously called, amongst pastors, “The Preacher’s Graveyard”. Because of this, the Lord has laid a heavy burden on Tim’s heart to see the Gospel return, in full force, to his home.
God graciously granted Tim the desire of his heart to move back to his home state where Tim served as a youth pastor, an associate pastor, and now most recently, as the senior pastor of Eastford Baptist Church.
Tim’s life’s desire is to glorify God by investing his life into the lives of others. By His grace, Tim desires to preach the Bible faithfully, evangelize with the purpose of making genuine disciples of Jesus Christ, encourage God-dependant prayer, support global missions, and develop a local church that authentically utilizes their God-given gifts in order to serve Him and each other.
For His Glory Alone!
On our Deacon Board for the year 2016-2017 are: (From left to right)
Andy Brummel, Bill Purcell, Chris Nickerson, John Buell, John Poirier (Chairman), Herm Barlow, Steve Rempel, Adam Minor and Jeff Sandness
Meet Our Staff
Secretary: Amanda Brummel
Janitor: Terri Smith
Terri has been attending EBC since 1992 and became the janitor in 2004. Terri also serves on the Women’s Ministry team.Terri married her high-school sweetheart, Peter Smith, in 1981. They will be celebrating their 35th anniversary this June.They have four children, Lacey, Heather, Erin and Peter Jr.