Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Timothy Beougher

Position: Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth; Associate Dean, Billy Graham School

Spouse: Sharon, 22 years

Children: Kristi, 19; Jon, 17; Kari, 15; Karisa, 12

An interesting fact about your family: Teaching runs in my family both my grandmothers, both my parents, all three of my sisters.

Hometown: Bird City, Kan. (population 400)

Hobbies: Camping, hunting, golf, gardening

Favorite Southern Seminary memory: Signing the Abstract of Principles

Ministry philosophy: Ephesians 4:15, "speak the truth in love"

Ministry passion: To combine theology with practice ("what God has joined together, let not man put asunder"). That is one reason I appreciate the Puritans.

Most influential person in your life: In addition to my father, my BSU director at Kansas State University, Bob Anderson

What books, besides the Bible, have most influenced you and why: Richard Baxter's The Reformed Pastor (focuses on the pastor's personal life), J.I. Packer's Knowing God (introduced me to the majesty of God's sovereignty), Robert Coleman's The Master Plan of Evangelism (I was mentored by Dr. Coleman for 10 years following these principles)

What do you like most about teaching: Seeing students become passionate about the Great Commission

Something surprising students might not know about you: I hold a U.S. Patent for an invention I designed while an engineering student in college. The invention was a 40 foot folding combine header.

Most embarrassing moment: Forgetting a person's name in the baptistery and having to ask him his name before I baptized him

Favorite preacher: Stephen Olford

Favorite course that you teach: Personal Evangelism

Favorite movie: "The Rookie"

Favorite TV show: "Hogan's Heroes"

A word of wisdom for Towers readers: Focus on the depth of your ministry, and God will take care of the breadth.

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