The Gospel Coalition


Tim Savage

Tim Savage is Senior Pastor of Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, AZ

Sorted by Year: 1952

Trusting Jesus as Lord and Savior as a teen, Pastor Tim was redirected by the Lord as a collegian from the pursuit of law to full-time Christian ministry. His passion now is to shepherd men and women, boys and girls, to completeness in Christ and to see the local church become a radiant beacon to Christ’s self-giving love in a world that is loveless and dark.

Born and raised in north San Diego County, and educated at San Diego State University (B.S., Finance), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., New Testament) and the University of Cambridge (Ph.D., Classical Archaeology and Pauline Epistles), Pastor Tim came to CBC as our Senior Pastor at Christmastime, 1988.

Prior to his call to Camelback, Tim was an Assistant Pastor at Eden Chapel in Cambridge, England, the Youth Pastor at Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, Texas, and program staff for youth ministry at Forest Home Christian Conference Center in Forest Falls, California.
Tim and Lesli were married in June of 1980. Lesli has home educated their two sons – Matthew, who is presently on the golf team at Stanford University, and Jonathan, who, still at home, is a good student, an avid guitarist and enjoys all sports.
A favorite verse of Pastor Savage and one he seeks to apply to his ministry is 2 Corinthians 4:5: `For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.’