|Timothy J Walker, Founding Pastor|
Pastor Tim Walker is the product of a proud heritage of Christian Pastors. Having grown up in the home of a Pastor, Rev Tommy Walker, he learned the value of being prepared to present the Word of God and the message of Salvation at any time. Pastor Tim presents the word in a manner that is uncompromising to the true meaning and original intent of the writers of the scriptures.
Pastor Tim is truly gifted with the ability to literally bring the Word to life with pictures that make the scriptures explode with insight and understanding reserved only for the great storytellers of our time.
Pastor Tim truly has a heart for people. As much as the members of Church Alive enjoy his teaching and preaching, what touches them the most is his love for the people. Pastor Tim takes time to personally pray and minister in each service.
Pastor Tim started his ministry as a Worship Leader and later served as an Associate Pastor at Faith and Victory Church, now Reimage Church, (www.reimagechurch.com) in Winterville, North Carolina for a total of 12 years. As the preaching anointing started to manifest Pastor Tim answered the call becoming a traveling Minister. He spent the next several years serving on staff as well as traveling full-time throughout the United States and 16 nations of the world. He has been involved in television and radio ministry and has preached over 450 extended meetings, including revivals, crusades, conferences, and Camp-meetings covering 48 states and 17 foreign countries. From 1995-2000 Pastor Tim averaged preaching over 300 times per year.
As a gifted singer and musician, he has ministered at two World’s Fairs, and served as a regular host on Trinity Broadcasting Network, TCT (Today's Christian Television), and several other national religious programs, along with numerous churches and auditoriums. He currently serves as a regular host on TCT's Ask The Pastor, reaching millions of homes weekly.
Tim preaches and teaches under a strong anointing seeing hundreds saved and filled with the Holy Spirit yearly. His services are frequented by the overwhelming presence of God. These revival services are characterized by the fresh outpouring of the Holy Ghost and are accompanied by notable healing and life-changing testimonies.
After holding interest meetings for nearly a year, Church Alive was planted on October 7th, 2001, with 17 partners and friends, holding its first services in a park shelter. As Pastor Tim said in the first service, "We don't own a mic, drums, or even a keyboard. We have nothing but a Word from the Lord!"
After meeting in several hotel locations for nearly 2 years, God blessed Church Alive with a fantastic piece of property with highway frontage on the I-480 bypass and exit access. Today, Church Alive continues to be a rapidly growing, multiracial community of believers focused on extending the Kingdom of God throughout the Cleveland area and worldwide.
Pastor Tim has the heart to help other Pastors, Evangelists, Missionaries, and anyone sensing the call of God into the 5-fold ministry. Church Alive currently provides spiritual covering to several churches and ordained ministers.
Pastor Tim is the proud father of 4 children, Jimmy (TJ who serves as an Associate Pastor at Church Alive), Joy, Gabriella, and Andrew.
We invite you to worship with us anytime you are in the Cleveland area.