Meet Tim Abbott

What is your role at Redemption Hill?
Pastor at Holton Elementary
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What is your prayer / hope for Redemption Hill?
Redemption Hill has been a place that God has used for healing, finding community, and real encouragement for me and my family, so I hope that everyone will recognize their need for and experience those same things. I pray that we would seek the lost, that those hurting will be healed, and the weak would be strengthened (Ezekiel 34). I pray that the people of Redemption Hill would experience freedom in Christ from their sin and understand what that freedom frees them to be and do. (Galatians 5:13) I pray that people outside of this church would know that we are Christ’s followers by our love for one another. (John 13:35)

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Don’t be the only voice you listen to.
Don’t say no to opportunities simply based on fear.

What are your favorite books and movies?
Movies: Nothing has ever been as good as Lost (TV Show). Singin’ in the Rain is refreshing every time you watch it, and Justified (TV Show) is a nearly perfect modern western. Other than that, the mid-90s had a great run of incredible movies: Shawshank Redemption, A Few Good Men, Tombstone, and Usual Suspects.

Books: I read Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer once or twice a year. Just about anything by C.S. Lewis, but The Problem of Pain is a personal favorite. I love reading The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen, The Glory of Christ by John Owen, and any collection of sermons by Jonathan Edwards or Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

What are you listening to these days?
My wife and I are genuine fanatics for Broadway, and Hamilton the musical is absolutely brilliant, so that has been all-consuming lately. Apart from that, I love Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Sam Cooke, Les Miserables, ESPN Radio, Martyn Lloyd-Jones and John Piper sermons.

What can you be caught doing on your day off?
With the family probably going somewhere that has animals to look at or pet, animals are pretty big right now with a 3 year old. Watching football, basketball, or anything sports-related. I also love doing anything that can teach me something new about history.

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?
I used to cut radio commercials for my dad when he was a DJ, and my first paying job was as a garbage man in high school.