Pastor Tim Potter
God impressed on my heart my need for Christ at 8 years old. A very special Sunday School teacher continually reminded me of my need for Jesus Christ. As a result of God convicting me through her teaching the Word of God, I bowed my head after Sunday morning church to pray and turn from my sin and place my faith in Jesus Christ alone for my salvation. Ever since, though like everyone else I still battle with my desire to sin, I have had a passion to know and pursue God in a personal way. I thank God for extending His mercy to me in such a personal and eternal way.
As a young man in high school, Tim was called by the Lord to preach the gospel. Pastor Tim graduated from college with an undergraduate degree in Theology and a minor in Business Administration. He then earned a Master of Bible in May of 1991. Pastor Tim received his Master of Divinity degree in 2005.
Pastor Tim has been at Grace Church since August of 1991. He ministered as the Associate/Youth Pastor for fourteen years. On January 1, 2006, Pastor Tim became Senior Pastor of Grace Church of Mentor.
In a culture in which churches are trying to reach the lost by being culturally relevant, Pastor Tim believes that the clear teaching and application of the Word of God is the method in which the Holy Spirit cultivates change in His own children and draws the unbeliever to Himself.
Tim has been in love with Ronda Ray Potter since they were freshmen in college (1986). They were married in 1991. Tim and Ronda have 4 children: Caleb, Micah, Noah, and Emma.