Southwest Colorado was home to Tim Norris for the first 18 years of his life. He was the fourth of six children, born to godly parents, Art and Emalou Norris. Being reared in a rural setting, and in the beauty of Colorado, instilled in him an appreciation for the great outdoors.
During his youth Tim was exposed to the truths of Scripture at home as well as through attendance in church and Sunday school. God used the Holy Scriptures to bring conviction of personal sin. The Bible also revealed the "Good News" that Christ Jesus died as a substitute for his sin. While attending a Bible Camp at the age of 13, Tim began to trust the Lord Jesus as his only and sure hope of forgiveness from sin. This belief and confidence in Christ has grown throughout the years.
During his high school years Tim became convinced that God wanted to "use" him in some form of Christian service. Although unsure of just how God might do that, Tim made the decision to let God do what He wanted with him.
Tim attended one year at a Christian College and then three years at a Bible Institute. During his last year of Bible training he met Donna Meier and asked her to be his wife. A year later (1971) Tim and Donna were married and made their home in Colorado Springs. The newlyweds soon began attending the Cimarron Hills Berean Church (currently known as Faith Bible Church). While attending here Tim and Donna learned that the Cedar Creek Berean Church in Nebraska was in need of a pastor. So they moved there early in 1973 to take that responsibility. This pastoral ministry continued until mid 1979.
From 1979 to 1992 Tim taught in a Bible Institute. And from 1993 to 1996 he taught Bible at a Christian high school. Though involved in "full time" ministry from 1973 to 1996 Tim (and sometimes Donna) held part-time jobs to subsidize the income. Beginning in 1996 Tim was gainfully employed full time and involved in ministry part time. It was from this type of ministry that they became reacquainted with New Heart Community Church.
In May 2005 Tim learned that New Heart Community Church was without a pastor and began preaching on Sundays while the church searched for a pastor. In the months that followed it became evident that he should be the next pastor. And so in mid June 2006 Tim Norris became pastor of New Heart Community Church and is now Faith Bible Church.
Pastor Tim and Donna have three children and nine grandchildren.