Discovery’s story began in late 2008 when Tim finally surrendered to God’s call to join the Movement that Jesus had begun over 2000 years ago called the Church! A small group of around ten began meeting in a home on Sunday evenings to pray, study God’s Word, lay the foundation, and plan the launch of Discovery.
With NO building, NO sponsoring church or denomination, NO money, NO equipment, a small team, and Tim’s young age, lack of experience and education; we set the launch date for April 5! God immediately answered with the location and by His grace, we launched April 5, 2009 at St. Lucie West K-8 School. One month later, the rent increased nearly 65% and we were forced to believe God for another location in which He provided Treasure Coast Christian Academy.
Ten months later, we were forced to believe God for another location due to zoning issues and again He provided The Refuge! Three years later, we were at full capacity and comfortable at The Refuge. Tim knew it was time for yet another change in location if we were going to continue to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ and God answered through a partnership with Savanna Ridge Elementary School.
In the past seven years, we have experienced God’s grace through both challenges and victories. We have experienced the lost become found because Found People Find People. We have partnered with churches and ministries, taking teams to South Africa and Haiti as well as supported missionaries and new church starts around the world because we believe that We Are Not The Only Church In The Kingdom. We have fed and clothed many in our community because we believe that Saved People Serve People. Why do we do what we do - ALL for the Glory of God! He has greatly blessed Discovery, and we truly believe that the Best Is Yet To Come!
Pastor Tim was born and raised in Orlando, FL, where at the age of 15 surrendered to the Lord’s call after preaching his first message.
Prior to planting Discovery Church, Tim served refugees with his family in South East Asia; as Student Pastor in Newberry, Florida and as Children and Worship Pastor in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Tim has attended Sante Fe Community College, Baptist College of Florida, Summit Bible College, and Luther Rice Seminary. Tim is married to Audra, who serves on Worship Team at Discovery.
Audra was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida where she graduated from Port Saint Lucie High School in 2004, then Indian River Community College in 2006 with a degree in Cosmetology. Tim and Audra live in Indian River Estates, love the Treasure Coast, desire for the lost to be found, and the Kingdom of God to advance!