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Meet Your Neighbor

by Dessa Rodeffer, Publisher/Owner The Quill P> Meet your neighbor Tim Camp of Stronghurst, the Associate Pastor at the Stronghurst Christian Church. Tim's upbringing took him to several places since his father was a minister for the Christian Church.

Tim was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, lived in Morrison, and Wichita, KS when he was too little to remember, he says.

From Kindergarten to 2nd Grade he lived in Dumas, Texas, but most of his memories are from living in Okmulgee, Oklahoma from 3rd grade through his Junior year of high school.

In his Senior year, Tim move with his family to Waynesburg, Indiana where he became a 2002 high school graduate.

He went on to Preaching and Bible College at Johnson Bible College now Johnson University in Knoxville, TN where he received his B.S. degree in 2006.

Tim said, "It seems most students today take an extra year to finish college because they are not focused."

Tim says that getting involved in many activities will make it hard to reach the graduation goal and paying the debt.

Tim graduated debt free as he worked all along the way, during school and in the summers.

His jobs in his youth were washing dishes, mowing lawns, working at church camps, and odd jobs which landed him a college job with the ground's crew where he was assigned to the President of the College's lawn and house including their gardens.

Tim said getting a job boils down to two basic concepts, listening to instructions and doing it.

After graduation, Tim worked at Metal Stamping Gcom, youth ministry in "09 until Oct. "10 at the Freetown Church of Christ, Indiana, then at Surprise Christian Church in Surprise, Indiana until July 2014, then he was hired at the Stronghurst Christian Church as the Associate Family Life Pastor.

Tim came with his wife Cynthia "Cindy" (Kropack), a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN who received her B.A. in photography, and metalsmith (jeweler). She is from Brown County, Indiana. He met his wife in 2010 in summer church camp. She was a lifeguard and Tim was the grounds' person. They married January 7, 2012.

Cindy keeps busy with online photography. The couple have one son born Oct. 3, 2012-Jack Robert, (named for his two grandparents) and Friday had their gender revealing party for family and friends of their second child who is due Dec. 19th. The party revealed it is another bouncing boy and will be given the Danish name Thorsen "Thor" with a middle name of Cadewyn.

Tim's great grandfather is 100% Danish thus the reason behind Thorsen. You will have to ask Tim the story behind the name of Cadewyn which is a Welch name that means "white battle".

Tim's parents are David Camp (pastor of the Thayer Christian Church in Thayer, KS and Kimberly who led the children's ministry there until recently when she became care-giver for her mother who has dementia.

His father "David" grew up on the south side of Chicago, the son of Walter and Shirley Camp. Grandpa Walter was a truck driver and an elder of Parkview Christian Church. His Grandmother Shirley Camp moved back to her hometown of Streator after Grandfather Walter Camp's death in 2011.

His mother Kimberly grew up in Joplin, MO. Her father, Grandpa Jack Franklin worked for W.R. Grace and collected for the MW region and now lives with his wife Grandma Arlene in Tulsa/Broken Arrow, OK.

Tim has three siblings, all married.

Krissie Camp Springer (Chris) of Tulsa who is a youth minister at River Oaks Christian Church in Jenks, OK. His wife works at Sam's Club in various jobs. They have two children.

Neils Camp (Lisa) lives in Columbus, IN. He is a shipping manager for a foreign company and Lisa works at Wal-Mart.

Benjamin Camp (Elana "Lane") lives in New Castle, IN. He cuts foam for a foam company and is a historian. Lane is a music teacher at Cowan Public Schools.

Tim's extra activities in high school are concert band and marching band. He played the trumpet and then went on to the French Horn - his favorite. He played baseball in Oklahoma in right field both summers and in school and he was in 4-H mainly to be on the wild life judging team. His main focus was getting his college degree during school.

Special trips were always family vacations visiting grandparents in Chicago and in Tulsa.

His future plans are getting his masters in Apologetics (defending Christianity).

His motto for life is a favorite scripture in Isaiah 6:8:

8- Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,

"Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"

And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

Tim explains, "That is the call of my life and apologetics (the defense of the Christian faith), and the call of everyone's life, whether behind the pulpit or in the factory. Mine and our jobs are the same."