Tim Decker

"Paul said that if a man desires the office of an overseer/elder (pastor), that he desires a good work (1 Tim. 3:1). I believe God has implanted within me the desire to oversee Craig Valley Baptist Church as an under-shepherd. I enjoy preaching and teaching God’s Word both exposing the truths deep within and pulling out practical applications for everyday life. But ministry is more than a pulpit/lectern activity. Discipling and counseling are also aspects of pastoring that I enjoy. I pastor in a church with a focus on the Great Commission as well as “equipping the saints for the work of ministry” (Eph. 4:12). My philosophy to ministry is gospel-centered. As converts and seasoned Christians alike, we find our salvation and strength in the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ."


Tim Decker is the current pastor of Craig Valley Baptist. He began September 1, 2015. He and his wife, Liz, have lived on the coast of NC as well as Honduras, Central America. They have 3 beautiful children. Tim earned a B.A. and M.A. in Biblical Studies from Piedmont International University. He most recently completed a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.