Tim Barton graduated from Appalachian Bible College in 1989 with a Th.B. in Pastoral, Family Counseling & Youth Ministries. He began guiding for Alpine in 1985. He has had training in swiftwater rescue through the NPS, ACC, PRGA and others. He has over 30 years experience in guiding and has trained more than 200 guides. One of the greatest blessings in his ministry is how God has allowed his family to be involved. His wife Renee has been a help to him and to Alpine in many ways. Tim and Renee have 3 children: Jimmy, Carissa and Micah. They all have served as trip leaders, guides and facilitators. Tim enjoys seeing guides develop in leadership skills and mature both physically and spiritually. He also enjoys seeing the same youth pastors and group leaders bring different young people year after year challenging them to grow in Christ. Tim’s life verse is James 3:13.
Tim and Renee serve as missionaries with Appalachian Bible Fellowship. During the school year, Tim is known as “Coach Barton” as he coaches the men’s basketball team at Appalachian Bible College, and also serves as Athletic Director. Consider donating to the Bartons’ ministry as a way to invest in the advance of the gospel.