Tim Bender – Pastor
In August 1992, Rev. Timothy L. Bender came to serve as the pastor of Louisville Baptist Deaf Church. He is a graduate of California Baptist University in Riverside, California and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California. Bro. Tim and his wife, Lindy, have over 35 years of experience in deaf ministry. Tim also serves as Missionary to the Deaf for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Tim and Lindy were appointed Church Planting Missionaries to the Deaf by the North American Mission Board in 2001. Tim taught in the Deaf Program at Boyce Bible School at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1989 to 1998. Tim has long believed in the church being a sending church that trains the Deaf to become leaders in churches and ministries throughout the world.