Helping the church thrive.

Tim McConnell is lead pastor of First Pres Colorado Springs and author of Happy Church.





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Praise for Happy Church

"Churches, just like you and me, can focus on the wrong things and lose joy and wonder. God―who is a joy-lover himself―has given us enormous blessings to make us glad! Tim has provided a wonderful tool for churches and leaders to learn to be a happy community glorifying God for all he has done for us."

John Ortberg, Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, author of Soul Keeping and All the Places to Go



About Tim


Tim is the lead pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs (ECO), a downtown church founded in 1872 currently reaching over 3,000 members. Serving Christ in ordained ministry since 1999, he has led churches and ministries in New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, and Colorado. Tim served as a US Army Reserve chaplain, taught theology at the undergraduate and graduate level and led students in Christian fellowships at the Darden Business School and the Virginia School of Law before moving into pastoral leadership. He serves on the national Theological Task Force for his church. Tim is married to Abigail and they live in Colorado Springs with four children.

Tim is the author of Happy Church: Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God (InterVarsity Press, 2016) and Illumination in Basil of Caesarea's Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Fortress Press, 2014).

PhD, University of Virginia -- MSt, Oxford University -- MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary -- BA, Northwestern University

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