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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