Dr. Tim Bias, General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church (formerly the General Board of Discipleship), was welcomed as a trustee by The Foundation for Evangelism on April 23, 2015. A local church pastor for 36 years, Dr. Bias served as senior pastor of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church (Cincinnati, Ohio) and has served the denomination in three Annual Conferences.
In his introduction to the board, Dr. Larry Klemann, Board Chair, stated, “I am thrilled to welcome Rev. Dr. Tim Bias as an Ex. Officio member of The Foundation for Evangelism’s Board of Trustees. Tim’s leadership on the General Board of Global Ministry, and most recently as Director of Discipleship Ministries brings valued perspective and experience to our work to raise up leaders with a passion for evangelism and disciple making for the United Methodist Church.”
Founded in 1949 by the late Dr. Harry Denman, the Foundation provides resources to enable The United Methodist Church to bring persons into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Grant focuses include E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism, initiatives with young people, and excellence in local church evangelism.