Rev. Dr. Timothy G. (Tim) Bonner began his ministry as Pastor of Georgia Avenue
Baptist Church on March 15, 2015. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, he celebrated his 25th year in pastoral ministry in 2015. He has served as pastor of churches in South Carolina, Illinois, and
Maryland. He has also been an Army National Guard and Army Reserve Chaplain since 1990. From 2003-2010 he was mobilized on Active Duty in various locations around the
Pastor Tim graduated from the University of South Carolina (B.S. in Business Administration), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity) and Erskine Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). He has certifications in suicide prevention training, hospital ministry, and family ministry that he earned through the Army. Among his hobbies are travel, hiking, attending sporting events, and cheering for the University of South Carolina at their home games as often as possible. His ministry passions are home and foreign missions, working with internationals and helping Christians connect their faith during the week with what takes place at church on Sunday.
Pastor Tim is married to Bonnie, a registered dietician who has worked for many years in the food service industry. She is originally from Roanoke, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech. Bonnie loves to teach children’s Sunday School. Her hobbies also include travel, hiking, and attending sporting events. She is a better cook than her husband, so he gladly defers to her skills in the kitchen at home.