children's Pastor: Tim Shumaker

Serving as Children's Pastor since 2019.

Children's pastor: Tim Shumaker

Intentionally and passionately seeking to lead children to a life saving relationship with Jesus Christ and partnering with parents in the discipleship of their children through encouragement,resources, and support describes Tim's ministry at Central Baptist. 

Serving as a puppeteer as teenager, Tim has worked with children and families for many years. Tim honorably served in the United States Navy during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He surrendered to the call to ministry and was ordained and licensed in 2003. 

Tim's family are natives of the panhandle of Florida.  Tim is joyfully married to Penny for over 32 years & proud father of two adult daughters, Brittanny and Tabitha. 

Affectionately known as "Papa Shu," Tim and Penny regularly performs as children’s entertainers for community events & he is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians since 2009. Passionate about proclaiming the Word of God,  reaching all generations for Christ, & partnering with parents to raise children as disciples of Jesus Christ. Tim frequently combines his creative talents, such as balloon twisting, with presenting the gospel to crowds of kids. Tim has been a published family movie critic since 2012. 

Tim strongly believes there is no greater joy in life than seeing a child leading another person to saving faith in Christ Jesus, 

Tim's life verse is Psalm 71:17-18:

"O God,you have taught me from my youth;

And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.

Now also when I am old and gray-headed,

O God, do not forsake me, 

Until I declare Your strength to this generation,

Your power to everyone who is to come."

Tim  has served as Children's Pastor since 2019. 


You may contact Tim (AKA Papa Shu) through the church office  at (731) 587-5311 or through email: