Dr. Timothy J. Bray, Ph.D.

Dr. Tim Bray is the Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church Morristown, TN. He has the privilege, among many things, to oversee the areas of discipleship and missions at FBC. From menace to minister, he experienced a radical conversion to Christ at 18 years of age and has been following Christ ever since. For over 25 years, Tim has served Christ and His church as a pastor, associate pastor, student pastor, adjunct instructor, and church janitor in GA, TN, and LA. He earned a B.A. in Religion from Luther Rice University & Seminary and a M.Div, Th.M., and Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently, Tim also serves on the board for two other amazing Christian non-profits in Morristown, TN: Tapestry for Women (www.tapestryforwomen.org) and M.A.T.S. – Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter (www.matstn.com).

Tim has been married to Emily for over 21 years who is his ultimate ministry partner and manager of Main Street Christian Bookstore downtown Morristown. They have 2 beautiful daughters: Olivia Claire is a junior at Carson Newman University in TN and engaged to Noah Robertson to be married in October 2021, where they will head back to New Orleans for seminary! Sarah-Cate is a freshman at Truett McConnell University in North GA and is studying to be a writer and missionary. Tim is passionate about the Gospel and community!