Dr. Tim Kimmel | America's top advocate speaking for the FAMILY today

Dr. Tim Kimmel

America's top advocate speaking for the FAMILY today

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Dr. Tim Kimmel

Dr. Tim Kimmel is one of America's top advocates speaking for the family today. He is the Founder and CEO of Family Matters whose goal is to equip families for every age and stage of life. Tim and Family Matters conduct conferences across the country on the unique pressures that confront members of today's families. His conferences include: the Grace Based Parenting Conference, the Grace Filled Marriage Conference, and the Extreme Grandparenting Conference. Tim has spoken to millions of people throughout the country at events including Promise Keepers, Focus on the Family's Life on the Edge Tour, and he and his wife, Darcy, are speakers for FamilyLife Ministry's Weekend To Remember and I Still Do conferences. In addition to speaking, he has authored fifteen books including: Grace-Based Parenting, Grace Filled Marriage, Connecting Church and Home, Why Christian Kids Rebel, Raising Kids for True Greatness, Little House on the Freeway (featured in the Billy Graham crusades), The High Cost of High Control, Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right and Extreme Grandparenting. He has also developed several video series including: Grace Based Parenting (I, II, and III), Extreme Grandparenting and The Hurried Family. Tim hosted his own nationally syndicated radio show, "Tim Kimmel Live!", for five years, tackling a variety of culturally relevant topics from a biblical perspective. Some of Tim's guests included Steve Forbes, Chuck Colson, James Dobson and Dennis Rainey. He is currently featured on the "Family Matters Minute" which runs daily on 500 stations nationwide. Along with speaking, writing and hosting a radio show, Tim has also been a featured guest on radio and television programs such as Dr. James Dobson's "Focus on the Family", "The 700 Club", Moody Broadcasting's "Prime Time" and "Midday Connection", "FamilyLife Today", "The Art of Family Living", Fox News, and was the television voice for Promise Keepers "Stand in the Gap" sacred assembly of men, October 4, 1997. Personal Background One of six children, Tim learned early in life the importance of family unity. He was married to Darcy, his high school sweetheart in 1972. They honeymooned at Dallas Theological Seminary where Tim earned his Masters of Theology, then moved to Phoenix where he ultimately founded Family Matters in 1982. Tim earned his Doctorate from Western Seminary in 1995 and is continually learning and applying his knowledge to help families. Tim and Darcy have four children (all married) and five grandchildren.

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Families Matter

Too many things about our culture work against our families. Our lives are hurried, the culture is antagonistic, kids grow up too fast, we’ve prioritized the wrong things and relationships are complicated. We’ve got to be deliberate about making sure our families get the focus they need to not only survive and but thrive. Award winning author, speaker, and founder of Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel believes that the best that is in us and the most we have to offer are the result of our relationships. Families determine so much and Dr. Kimmel, in his winsome, humorous way, will put forth a convincing case for the benefits of building strong families. With conviction and compassion, Dr. Kimmel will give you practical advice on making the most of God’s plan for families whether it’s for your church, your organization or your own home.

Speaking Topics

• Grace Filled Marriage
• Grace Based Parenting
• The Hurried Lifestyle – Turning Stress Into Strategy
• Extreme Grand Parenting
• Biblical Manhood (Tim has spoken at Promise Keepers events)
• Leaving a Legacy that Matters
• What is Grace? The Grace List
• Connecting Church and Home – Family Ministry that Works


Someday our children will grow up to leave our homes and they’ll have to stand on their own. It’s our job as a parent to make sure that we’ve done all we can to prepare them for what lies ahead. God, the perfect parent, has actually left us with a plan to do this and do it well. It’s called Grace-Based Parenting – treating your children the way God treats his children. Grace-based parenting happens when we apply God’s love to four key areas of our children’s live. We meet their three driving inner needs, we offer them four essential freedoms, we build character into their hearts and we aim them at a future focused upwards and outwards. With passion and humor, award winning author, speaker, and founder of Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, also known as the “Guru of Grace” will show you how to raise kids who love God, live for Him and make an eternal impact in their world. Based on the Gold Medallion winning book, Grace Based Parenting.


They say that marriages are made in heaven. Unfortunately they have to be lived out here on earth. That’s why we might want to enlist God’s help when it comes to fulfilling our commitments and making the most of the love that convinces us to say “I do”. Not all marriages are hurting, but it’s hard to find one that isn’t hassled because very few couples come to the altar with a clue of what they’re up against. With passion and humor, award winning author, speaker, and founder of Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, will give you a definition of love that you can take to the bank, even when there’s no “like” in your “love”. With heartwarming wit and uncanny insight, Dr. Kimmel will share specific and intentional ways we can invest in our marriages in order to maintain a calm and confident love in the middle of our crazy lives and be deliberate about loving our spouse the way God loves His bride. Based on the newly released book, The Grace Based Marriage.

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