Pastor Timothy Mark Rainey
Elder Timothy M. Rainey, a native of Mobile, Alabama, is the seventh pastor of Indian Creek P.B. Church. He assumed the pastorate in May, 1996. Since that time, new ministries have been developed and the church, poised to do the will of God in this new millennium, is witnessing growth.
Under his guidance, a church mission statement and motto were developed by the membership; an Evangelistic Ministry, an After-School Program, a Summer Enrichment Program for ages 5-12, a Single’s Ministry, Cub Scout and Boy Scout units, a College Ministry, Partners in Prayer Ministry, a new member’s class and a New Member’s Ministry, and a Marriage Enrichment Ministry have been organized. In November 2007, the church moved into a $4.2 million sanctuary and fellowship hall. Phases two and three of the vision are forthcoming.
In January, 1998, Elder Rainey became the church’s first full-time pastor. A part-time secretary was added in 2001, After-School and Summer Enrichment caretakers – a director, two assistant directors and 4 workers -have been employed and a part-time minister of music is currently on staff. In July, 2009 Minister Mark Rainey was employed as the church first full – time Assistant Pastor.
Elder Rainey is a graduate of Huntsville Baptist Institute (Huntsville Bible College) where he received his Bachelor of Theology degree in 1994. He is to receive his Masters of Art in Theological Studies from Faith Evangelical Seminary, Tacoma, Washington, in October, 2008. His spiritual involvement includes: Dean of Religion for the Tri-State P.B. Convention, a member of the Mallard Creek P.B. Association’s Evangelistic Board and a member of the Board of Trustees for Huntsville Bible College.
Prior to full time ministry, Elder Rainey’s career in Journalism spanned two decades. A 1977 journalism graduate of Troy State University, he was an award-winning journalist for the Huntsville Times. In 1997, he was named Troy State University’s Journalism Alumnus of the Year.
Elder Rainey and his wife of 30 years, Gloria, have two adult children: Tiria Janiece and Minister Timothy Mark II.