Tim Dance is the lead pastor. Tim leads the team of elders and deacons, oversees the ministry of the church, and cares for the needs of the people. He also preaches most Sundays.
Tim Dance lived most of his life in Maryland, growing up in Baltimore County. He studied philosophy and communication at the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998, he served as a Campus Minister for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Tim then studied for four years at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. During this period, he spent time serving as the Staff Chaplain of Sandy Cove Conference Center in North East, MD and the Pastoral Intern of Glorious Presence Church in Elkton, MD. After graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 2003, Tim was installed as the Minister of Education & Outreach at his church in Elkton. He also spent four years as the Christian Worldview Instructor for high school seniors at Towle Institute in Delaware. Tim has been married since 2000 to his wife Karen, who works part-time as a nurse. Their four wonderful children, Simon, Oliver, Jillian, and Cybil give them incredible joy – interspersed with some headaches! In 2007 Tim was ordained, and they moved to New Freedom to join with God and other families to begin Living Hope Church. Learn more about the foundation of Living Hope Church.