Pastor Tim is originally from Turtle Lake, ND. A farm boy who never wanted to be a preacher or a pastor. It was while in high school that Tim came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Upon graduating from Turtle Lake-Mercer High School, he enlisted in the United States Army and spent 3 years in Germany. Following the military he attended the State School of Forestry, NDSU-Bottineau Branch in Bottineau, ND. He worked construction on the Falkirk Coal Gasification Plant near Underwood, ND before enrolling in the Lutheran Brethren Bible College in Fergus Falls, MN. This is where he met his future wife, Sharon. Getting married and completing Bible College they moved to Bottineau, ND were Tim served as youth pastor for 6yrs. The Call to ministry led him back to Fergus Falls, MN to Seminary. He served Inspiration L.B. Church for 11 yrs in Wahpeton/Breckenridge. Then we moved to Dickinson, ND in 1999 to serve Living Word Fellowship. Pastor Tim and Sharon have been married for 37 years and have two daughters, Emily and Naomi, who are both married and live out of state. They have two grandsons, Oliver and Jafet, and two granddaughters, Lark and Ainsley.
Twyla Karey is the administrative assistant at Living Word Fellowship. She grew up near Manning and graduated from Killdeer High School. Twyla is married to Jeff Karey and they have one son, Ryan. She made Jesus her personal Savior in 1986 at a Hills Alive concert. They have attended Living Word Fellowship since 2002.
Ray Dukart takes care of church maintenance and grounds. He came to know Jesus as his personal Savior in 1985.