was born in Sinton, Texas but raise in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He
was born again in Christ as a young child through his mother's home
based Good News Club ministry. He graduated Grace Baptist Academy
high school and attended Williams Jennings Bryan College his freshman
year and finish an associates degree in Science at Bee County College
in Beeville, Texas. He answered the call to mission ministry at the
age of twelve and In 1993 attended Josh McDowell's mission to Russia.
Meyer (maiden name Garza) was born in Amarillo, Texas but grew up
in the Corpus Christi, Texas area. She was saved as a young adolescent
and began doing short-term missions in Central Mexico with her church
and later her parents. Melissa is a home school graduate and completed
an associates degree in Science at Bee County College. This is where
Tim and Melissa met and in December of 1994 were married.
After being invited by a national pastor, Tito Rodriguez, to come
serve in Mexico Vineyard Christian Fellowship ministries (La Viña
Comunidad Cristiana) Melissa and Tim moved to Fresnillo, Zacatecas
in October 1995. As we began assisting in ministry construction and
church remodeling we also began to assist in Children's ministry in
the neighborhood of Plutarco located in Fresnillo. As we worked will
some of the nationals our Spanish language skills developed. Our children's
club also developed into an adult Bible study and a Saturday children's
lunch program. Later a small church was started there that we pastored
for two years. Following that, we assisted Melissa's parents as they
started a La Viña church in Zacatecas, Zacatecas.
time we were ministering in Plutarco we were introduced to Lorenzo
Castillo who had begun to minister to the Tepehuan Indian tribe in
the mountains of the Sierra Madres. I was able to coordinate the construction
of a church building for a new and growing Christian indigenous congregation.
Later, through our ministry, we raised funds and coordinated the construction
of the Tribal Mission Center, which is ministry housing, facilities,
and a part time clinic. Currently we are at the Vineyard in Chattanooga,
Tennessee and organizing churches and projects to have a greater impact
in Latin America.