As a young surfer, Tim Newman moved from California to Hawaii in 1974. It was here in the islands that he finally surrendered his life to the Lord, married his sweet wife Kathy, and began attending church as a new believer at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu.
His relationship with the Lord grew and matured, and soon a Bible study began in Tim and Kathy’s home. With the promptings of others and with great humility, Tim began leading and teaching the Bible study, not knowing the full impact it would have on his life. Pastor Tim was ordained in 1987, and soon felt God leading him to begin a church on the windward side of the island. Kathy had been born and raised in Kailua and the little beach community seemed a like a good fit for the new church plant. Calvary Chapel Windward was started in 1989 and has had the privilege of ministering to the local people of Hawaii and those serving in the military, for almost 25 years.
Pastor Tim earned his Master’s degree in Religion in 2004, and has enjoyed teaching at the Calvary Chapel Bible College Oahu extension campus, as well as at various conferences in the islands and abroad. He also has been actively involved in missions to Japan, China, and India for almost 20 years, traveling and encouraging the body of Christ all over the world.
Pastor Tim and his wife Kathy have been blessed with 2 married children and 3 grandchildren. Pastor Tim still enjoys surfing these days, though on a much bigger board. The greatest change, however, has been in his life: how God has changed a rebellious surfer like him to a man used by God to change the lives of others.