Tim Copper, Th.D
Tim Copper is the founding pastor of Heritage Bible Church and has led the congregation since 1993. Born in 1950, the oldest of five children, he was raised on a farm in Oregon and was admitted to Dartmouth College where he accepted Christ as his Savior on his 20th birthday.
After his salvation, he married Mary Beth Taylor and graduated with a BA and MBA from the college. He spent six years in management with Sprint, Inc., before entering the ministry in 1980. He served as the pastor of a growing CMA church for several years while completing his seminary studies at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1983. During these years he also founded and administered a large Christian school.
In 1988, he became the founding pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Bible church in Hood River, Oregon, where he served for five years. During this time he became a leader in the fledgling homeschool movement that has influenced and transformed thousands of families for Christ.
Moving to the Vancouver, WA, area in 1993 to pastor Heritage Bible Church, Tim also began an apprenticeship ministry to train high school and college-age homeschooled youth. The companies that have grown up out of this vision have trained, employed, and supported hundreds of men and women and their families, and now serve some of the largest corporations in the world.
Tim and Mary Beth have been married for 42 years and have five children and eighteen grandchildren. All are actively serving Christ.
Tim’s expository preaching ministry can be found on this site. Mary Beth is an RN with a helps ministry focused on nutritional and autoimmune issues.