Tim Berry – Pastor
Hello! I’m Tim. I have been the Pastor at La Villiaze Church since September 2013. Before that, my wife Dorcas and I lived in Derbyshire, where I worked part-time as a Church Evangelist and studied Theology part-time distance learning with Reformed Baptist Seminary in America.
The Bible, and its revelation of Jesus Christ as God’s Son and our Saviour, is central to everything I do as a Pastor. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ has changed everything. I long to communicate through my life and work that the Bible and Jesus Christ have the answers for all of life – not pat, simple answers but a coherent view of all things that makes sense of the world and our lives, offering hope and help in really practical ways. I want to connect the riches of scriptures to the realities of life. People, with all their suffering and sin, are really important to me. Spending time together, and walking side by side with people through the good times and bad is one of the most rewarding aspects of my role.
Dorcas and I have come to love Guernsey. We enjoy walking its cliffs and lanes; love its beaches and culture. I am an armchair sports fan, particularly of football and tennis. I love to go to new places and experience different cultures, and have an interest in history, particularly the world wars. We are delighted that God has called us to serve him here on this beautiful island.