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Tim and Marge Garren

Status: On the Field

Location: North America
Field: Canada
Ministry: Church Planting


Tim and Marge Garren serve along Nova Scotia's South Shore in the town of Lockeport. Tim grew up in a Christian home and attended school in Greenville, SC. He graduated from Bob Jones University's School of Applied Studies. He was introduced to the needs in Nova Scotia during high school and college summer mission teams. After raising support, he returned for his first term in 1987.

Marge grew up in Washington Court House, OH, and graduated from BJU in 1987. She and Tim met in 1990 in one of Tim's supporting churches, and they were married in 1995. As a family, God has given the Garrens amazing opportunities in their small community and local public schools to volunteer and share Christ through life and verbal witness. The Garrens have three daughters: Abigail, Esther, and Grace.

Over the years Tim has served as an assistant pastor, youth pastor, camp program director, boys' home counselor, senior pastor, and church planter. 

Since 1997, he has pastored Lockeport Independent Baptist Church. This is where the Garrens are re-focusing their efforts after 11 years of dividing their energies between ministries in Lockeport and in Liverpool. 

South Shore Baptist Church, the church plant in Liverpool, recently purchased its own church building and called its first full-time pastor. The Garrens have transitioned out of that ministry and are praising God for raising up a local body of believers in the thriving town of Liverpool. The Garrens' current emphasis is evangelizing the Lockeport area, revitalizing Lockeport Indpendent Baptist Church, and encouraging believers in like-minded ministries throughout the Maritime provinces.

To view Tim and Marge Garren's photo gallery, click the picture below.