Our New Lead Pastor

First Pres welcomes Rev. Dr. Tim McConnell as our new Lead Pastor.

Tim previously served as Senior Pastor of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, an ECO church in Marietta, Georgia. Tim is also active with ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians leadership, serving on the denomination’s Theology Task Force.

Tim was born in Germany moving to Colorado Springs at age 7. He went through school here, graduating from Cheyenne Mountain High School. Tim later graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1999. He was ordained that year and served in his first call as an Associate Pastor for First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, New Jersey. Tim later moved to Oxford to pursue a second Master’s Degree before returning to the University of Virginia, where he got his PhD in Historical Theology. Tim also spent time as a U.S. Army Chaplain.

Tim is the author of two books, Happy Church: Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God (InterVarsity Press, 2016) and Illumination in Basil of Caesarea’s Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Fortress Press, 2014).

“My mission in life is pretty simple: promote the love and knowledge of God to the best of my ability,” Tim said.

Please join us in welcoming the Rev. Dr. Tim McConnell to First Pres!