Tim Howard serves as one of the elders at Grace Church of Dover. He grew up in Templeton, MA and lived and worked in NH for three decades before moving his family to CA in 1997. After 25 years, he returned to Dover with his wife Sue to plant Grace Church. Tim and Sue have been married for 43 years and along with their five daughters and four son-in-laws, the Lord has blessed them with twelve grandchildren. Tim formerly served as an associate pastor and elder at Grace Church Simi Valley, as well as a chaplain for the Grace Brethren Schools where Sue taught for 21 years. Together, they share a wealth of ministry experience and are passionate about counseling and discipleship within the local church and community, especially in marriage and family counseling. They are excited to be serving in the Dover area, to reconnect with family and friends, and to see what the Lord might do. They enjoy traveling together and cheering on their favorite New England sports teams.
Tim has a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and an Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master's University, as well as an Master of Arts in Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary. Tim also has his certification in Biblical Counseling from ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors).