Tim & Tina Carns




Tim was raised in a Christian home, but came to know Christ as a junior in college. He and his wife, Tina, have been married since 1989; they have been blessed with five grown children who love the Lord, and now have eight grandchildren, as well.

Before being called to full-time pastoral ministry, Tim earned his degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1994. Tim and Tina moved their family to Boise, Idaho where he worked for ten years in the semiconductor industry. This position included a significant amount of travel, particularly to Southeast Asia which was perhaps the Lord’s way to prepare him for future ministry in that region. During that time, Tim also served as a lay elder in a local church.

At the end of 2003 the Carns family moved back to Southern California so that Tim could attend The Masters’ Seminary (TMS), where he earned his Master of Divinity degree in 2007. For a number of years, Tim served as a pastor at Calvary Bible Church of Burbank in a variety of roles, including family and youth ministries, counseling and adult ministries, missions and discipleship, and as Pastor-Teacher.

After taking several mission trips where he had the opportunity to train pastors, Tim realized the incredible need for training in expository preaching and pastoral ministry. In early 2015, the Lord began to place the desire in his heart to invest more into equipping pastors overseas. As a result, in the summer of 2015, Tim transitioned from the role of Pastor-Teacher to Pastor of Missions and Discipleship in order to devote half of his time to this training ministry. After serving in this part-time capacity for five years, Tim was able to move to training pastors full time. He currently trains men from various countries in SE Asia, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, and in a predominantly Muslim country in South Asia.

In order to enhance his preaching as well as be better equipped for training other preachers, Tim recently earned his Doctor of Divinity degree from TMS in 2018.

Ministry Goals

- to assist missionaries supported by The Master's Academy International (TMAI), particularly by teaching the modular programs within their training centers
- to equip pastors overseas to accurately study and effectively preach the Word of God
- to equip pastors in shepherding within their churches through training in pastoral ministry, theology, counseling, and discipleship
- to serve in these pastors' local churches through preaching and teaching in the pulpit, conferences, classes, or Bible studies

Current Ministry

- Tim travels to the Philippines at least four times/year to teach the 3-year modular program on expository preaching through The Expositor’s Academy (TEA).
- While in the Philippines Tim regularly preaches at several churches and conducts conferences on various topics such as marriage, parenting, discipleship, the church, and pastoral ministry.
- Recently, Tim has been involved with TEA in exploring the potential of training in other nations in Southeast Asia.
- In 2021, the Lord opened the door for Tim to train pastors in Expository Preaching in a predominantly Muslim country in South Asia. He is currently traveling there two times per year as well as online training in between visits.
- As he does in the Philippines, when Tim visits this South Asian country he also ministers within the local churches of the pastors who are in the training program.
- Tina travels with him 2-3 times/year to serve in the local churches, conducting seminars for women, meeting with the wives of the pastors, and participating in the churches’ outreach ministries.

Ways to Partner with the Carns

1. To receive monthly update with prayer requests, please contact the Carns at timandtinacarns@gmail.com. Also, check their blog at https://www.pastorstrainingministry.com/
2. To give by credit card use the donation box below.
3. To give by direct deposit print out the GMI Direct Form (PDF) and follow its instructions. The missionary/project name is “Tim Carns”
4. To give by check, make it payable to “GMI” and write “Tim Carns” in the memo line and then mail it to Grace Ministries International, 13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley, CA   91352.

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