The mission of the Timothy Project GiG is
"to share the gospel and love of Christ with people of diverse cultures and to facilitate their development as totally devoted followers of Christ. "
In the Beginning
Timothy Project was founded in 1985 as an Illinois 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization by the beloved Wheaton College (IL) football/track coach and professor Donald A. Church. In 2008, with the retirement of Don Church, the current Board took responsibility to carry out Timothy Project's mission.
Diversity and Oneness in Christ
Timothy Project GIG's mission is reflected by the diversity of our current Board/Advisory Council, including one Ethiopian, one Kenyan, five Ethiopian-Americans, one Eritrean-American, one African-American, one Caucasian-American, and one Asian-American. Our Advisory Council helps the Board guide and drive our Gigs for the Lord. Our organization is completely volunteer with no paid staff. Board and Advisory Council members include pastors, cross-cultural missionaries, a college professor, trade-school instructor, banker, chef, international trade specialist, Bible production leader, and small business executive. We are also grateful for all our community partners who help with events and support our projects.