Meet Tim Gleeson

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Elder
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What is your prayer / hope for Redemption Hill?

When we first came to Redemption Hill, it was a place of much-needed refreshing after a bit of a dry-land experience. My most sincere hope is that RH will continue to be a place of spiritual refreshing for those who are in need, a place where anyone who cares to can see what it looks like for a group of believers to live in community- imperfectly, but honestly, and a place where God’s Word continues to be proclaimed with confidence, so that those who need to hear His voice, can.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

My Dad used to tell me during my ideological youth that a man has to have $10 in his pocket first before he can lend it to someone else. This was his way of telling me that truth must first be realized and experienced before you can effectively share it with someone else.

What are your favorite books and movies?

The works of A.W. Tozer and Dr. David Martyn Lloyd-Jones have had great impact on me. “The Pursuit of God” by Tozer and “Spiritual Depression” by DMLJ would be on my “Everyone Read This ASAP!” list. For fun, I am working my way through Patrick O’Brien’s Aubrey-Maturin series. Epic historical fiction Movies are my favorites.

What are you listening to these days?

I have very eclectic musical tastes including Nuevo Flamenco, Irish-Trad, and New Surf-Guitar (like Los Straitjackets) for all of which I have made custom mixes. For studying/thinking time I go to Baroque or Fingerstyle Guitar (Tommy Emmanuel, Duck Baker, Doyle Dykes). And much more.

What can you be caught doing on your day off?

If not at a swim meet, I have a multitude of car and house projects, and love to get in a ride or a drive.

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

I grew up in Hawaii where “Kill Haole Day” was a “formative” part of life. I can still speak Pidgin English. I’m learning how to do automotive pinstriping in the Von Dutch style. I played the Great Highland Bagpipes at Governor Gilmore’s Inauguration. This last Christmas I cut out snowflakes from folded paper and my wife taped them on the window.