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PASTORS TIM AND MARGIE FRANKLIN

I serve as the Lead Pastor of The Connection, which for me, simply means I have the privilege of serving people by helping them discover the gifts God has made available to bring hope, growth, and transformation into their lives. My journey to the role has come through a diverse background of life experiences. I have been an Operations Superintendent in the petrochemical industry, a volunteer fire chief, and associate pastor, and the Administrator of a Christian school. I believe God has used these life experiences to help prepare me to be able to relate to people and the issues they face in life.

I am married to Margie, my high school sweetheart. We met as teens while volunteering at a summer program for children; I’ll never forget the day I saw her walk in the door for the first time, I thought she was the cutest girl I had ever seen, and I knew I wanted to get to know her. We married while in college, and I have had the privilege of walking side by side with her through many adventures and challenges that we have faced in our lives together.

I have a verse in the Bible I consider a life verse, and that I have strived to use as a guideline in my life. It is found in:

Philippians 2:3-5 ESV, “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.”