Tim Rogers is a Teaching Elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
He was born and raised in a devout Christian family in Manchester, Kentucky. In his
undergraduate education, Tim graduated magna cum laude from Berea College in Kentucky
with a dual emphasis degree in History and Social Studies Education. He also has an MA in
Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University and an Educational Doctorate from
the University of Cumberlands. Tim has completed additional graduate level coursework from
the University of Cambridge, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological
Tim entered the EPC at the time he was pastor at Greenbriar Presbyterian Church in his
hometown of Manchester. When Greenbriar Church departed the PCUSA and entered the EPC,
Tim was received also. Originally, he had been ordained to preach within the Southern Baptist
Church and was received into the EPC under the exceptional clause.
He completed a ten-year pastorate at Greenbriar Church in 2012. During his ministry at
Greenbriar, Tim participated in a community-wide transformation effort led by area churches.
This community effort was chronicled in the documentary Appalachian Dawn. After Greenbriar
Church Tim became Executive Director of the Elgin Children’s Foundation, a Knoxville-based
ministry that served over 25,000 children annually by providing dental care, academic support,
and discipleship programs for children living in rural poverty in southeast Kentucky, east
Tennessee, and southwest Virginia.
In 2020 Tim became the Director of Operations for Emerald Charter Schools in Knoxville,
Tennessee. During his first two years as Director, Tim helped lead this ministry to be named
“Tennessee Charter School of the Year” for 2021. Tim continues in this leadership role today.
During the years of 2012-2021 Tim served several congregations in the Presbytery of the
Southeast EPC as stated supply/interim pastor. Those congregations include Wilson Station
Church, Englewood, TN; Brainerd Church, Chattanooga, TN; and Crosswalk Church, Knoxville,
TN. Tim also has served on the major Presbytery Ministerial Care Committee.
Tim is the father of three children: Daniel (22), Sydney (18), and Abigail (14). He lives with his
family in Knoxville.
Supply Pastor & Moderator
Keith served the Lord first as a deacon and then as an elder before being called to pastoral
ministry. He received his seminary education at Gordon- Conwell in South Hamilton,
Massachusetts. He returned to Gordon- Conwell for his doctoral studies. Keith was a youth pastor
in a small Baptist church in southern Maine. He later was a part of the Christian education team at
Londonderry in New Hampshire. He also served as a teaching elder at a Presbyterian church in
northwestern Pennsylvania. Keith was called to pastor an EPC church in Reading, Minnesota. He
retired from Bethel EPC in 2017 and relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Terry. He
transferred his membership to the Presbytery of the Southeast. While here, he was asked to
shepherd the New Beginning Church in Spring City, Tennessee and worked there for almost three
years. Keith also was at Wilson Station EPC in Spring City, Tennessee for a little over one year.
Commissioned pastors now pastor both churches. Terry and Keith have four grown children living
in three different states and are grandparents to six grandchildren and one great grandchild.