|Tim and Mimi Walker, Founding Pastors|
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 anytime. Pastor Tim presents the word in a manner that is uncompromising to the true meaning and original intent of the writers of the scriptures.
Having studied Greek and Hebrew, one may question the complexity of his message, however, this is not the case. 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 story tellers 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 400 extended meetings, including revivals, crusades, conferences, and Camp-meetings covering 34 states and 16 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, the Word Network, and several other national religious programs, along with numerous churches and auditoriums. He currently serves as a regular host on Trinity Broadcasting Network's Praise The Lord.
In May 2014 Pastor Tim's first book Flourish is set for release with his second to follow in September of 2014.
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.
In July of 2000 Pastor Tim felt led of the Lord to launch a ministry in Cleveland, OH. Beginning with just 17 faithful partners Church Alive was planted on October 8th, 2000, 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!"
Soon Pastor Tim and his wife, Mimi, along with their four children, Jimmy, Joy, Gabriella, and Andrew, left North Carolina and moved to Ohio to lead the blossoming congregation. After meeting in several hotel locations for nearly 2 years, God blessed Church Alive with an amazing 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 upon extending the Kingdom of God throughout the Cleveland area and around the world.
In September of 2014, Pastors Tim & Mimi and Church Alive will be launching a second campus of Church Alive in Middleburg Heights, OH. Pre-launch groups are currently meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel every Sunday.
Pastor Tim has a 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 Mimi Walker
Pastor Mimi is a respected second generation pastor as well. She is the youngest daughter of the late Dr. James and Rachelle Beaty, founders and pastors of the House of Prayer in Cleveland for nearly 50 years.She served under her parents at the House of Prayer in a variety of capacities including leading worship, leading the children's ministry and in later years working as the church administrator. She also worked with Norvel Hayes Ministries and R.W. Schambach.
Mimi helped organize and manage one of the largest single feeding ventures ever carried out by a charity or religious organization in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and worked closely with her dad, Rev. James Beaty in bringing Christian radio into Haiti as well. She has traveled into several countries and nearly all of the 50 continental states.
She is a worshiper leader, prolific Bible teacher, and church administrator but her first love is being a wife to her husband Tim and a mom to their four children.
We invite you to worship with us anytime you are in the Cleveland area.