The Board of Directors of Grace Brethren North American Missions is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tim Boal as the new Executive Director of GBNAM. Dr. Boal is the senior pastor of the Penn Valley Church of Telford, Pennsylvania, a position in which he has served since 1992. He will begin his duties with GBNAM on January 1, 2005.
With the full support of the boards of directors of GBNAM and of the Penn Valley Church, Dr. Boal will continue in his role as Senior Pastor at Penn Valley, as he also assumes the responsibilities for the direction of GBNAM. Dr. Boal is singularly qualified, through education and experience, for the challenges of this new role. His pastoral experience spans a period of 20 years, and includes pastoring the Community GBC of Everett, PA, as well as the Penn Valley Church. Under his leadership, the Everett church experienced substantial growth in seven years. As Senior Pastor of Penn Valley, his responsibilities have included being the primary teaching pastor, oversight of the elder board, oversight of vision and strategy, and oversight of the pastoral staff.
Tim’s leadership experience in our Fellowship has also prepared him well for the challenges of directing GBNAM. He has served as President of the West Penn District Mission Board (1987-1992), President of the Northern Atlantic District Mission Board (1992-2001), and as a board member of Grace Brethren North American Missions (1992-2004). In this latter position he chaired both the Canadian Task Force and the Church-Planting Committee, working closely with Kurt Miller (GBNAM’s National Director of Church Planting) on the implementation of the church-planting strategy. Dr. Boal has also been involved in various phases of starting churches, in Pennsylvania as well as Nigeria. He was the President of the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers from 2002-2006, and in 2004 became the second moderator-elect of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
Dr. Boal was licensed to Grace Brethren ministry in 1984 at the Uniontown, PA, GBC, and was ordained in 1987 at the Community GBC of Everett, PA. He is a certified trainer with Evangelism Explosion, as well as with BILD International.
Tim has been a radio host with WJCR-FM, and a news and sports anchor for both WCVI-AM and WRSW-FM. He has served as both the radio and television host of “Lifeline” a Bible-teaching program. Tim enjoys golf, oil and acrylic painting and biking.
Tim’s wife Tammy (formerly McKinley) is an R.N. and a graduate of the Grace Nursing program. She met Tim while he was in the M.Div. program at Grace Theological Seminary. They have three sons: Benjamin, Daniel and Andrew.
We welcome Dr. Boal to his new position with GBNAM, and look forward to the continuing vision and leadership he will provide to the organization and to our Fellowship of churches!