Meet Our Pastor
Growing up in a Christian home where his family actively served the Lord, Bro. Tim learned early in life the importance of the church. At the age of 8 years old, he bowed down beside a little, brown couch at home and trusted Christ as his personal Saviour.
During a Spring Revival in 1982 at the age of 17, Tim made a public declaration before the church of his call to preach the gospel. He taught Sunday School classes, ran a bus route, preached nursing homes, went street preaching and weekly door to door visitation for the church.
In 1987 Bro. Tim met his future wife, Deana McCree. It was June of 1989 that they were married and continued in Bible College at Tabernacle Baptist College in Greenville, SC, under Dr. Harold Sightler. Tim earned his Bachelor’s degree in Theology in 1992 and immediately began to pastor.
After pastoring in New Orleans, LA, Maben, MS, and Natchez, MS, Pastor Weems came back to his hometown in 1999 to plant and start an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church in the city of Laurel, Ms.
Bro. Tim and Mrs. Deana have three grown children: Caleb, Selah (Colton), and Hannah who are all actively serving the Lord in various ministries.
His burden is to plant more Independent Baptist churches throughout the State of Mississippi and sending them out from Gospel Light in Laurel.
Check out our Youtube page for the Gospel Spotlight, a FIVE MINUTE program designed to encourage the believer and evangelize the lost. The program entitled THROUGH THE FIRE is a personal testimony that blesses your heart and exalts the Saviour.