Dr. Tim Kimmel is one of America's top advocates speaking for the family today. He is the Executive Director of Family MattersÂ® whose goal is to equip families for every age and stage of life. Tim and Family Matters conduct the Raising Truly Great Kids conference across the country on the unique pressures that confront members of today's families. Over the past few years, Tim has spoken to millions of people throughout the country. He has spoken for Promise Keepers, Focus on the Family's Life on the Edge Tour, and he and his wife, Darcy, are speakers for FamilyLife Ministry's Weekend To Remember conferences.
In addition to speaking, he has authored several books including: Raising Kids For True Greatness, Grace-Based Parenting, Why Christian Kids Rebel, Basic Training for a Few Good Men, Homegrown Heroes, Little House on the Freeway (featured in the Billy Graham crusades), The High Cost of High Control, Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right and Surviving Life in the Fast Lane.Â All together, there are more than 800,000 copies of Dr. Kimmel's books in print. He has also developed four video series': Grandparenthood, The Hurried Family, Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right, Basic Training For A Few Good Men and Grace Based Parenting.
Tim hosted his own nationally syndicated radio show, Tim Kimmel Live! that tackled cutting edge topics. He approached these topics from a family perspective, ran them through a biblical grid and then asked, "So what?" to discover how our lives are impacted. Tim interviewed the leaders of academia, politics, entertainment and public policy. Some of Tim's guests have included Steve Forbes, Chuck Colson, James Dobson and Dennis Rainey. Tim's audience was coast-to-coast, two hours a day, five days a week for five years.
Along with speaking, writing and hosting a radio show, Tim has also been a featured guest on radio and television programs such as Dr. James Dobson's "Focus on the Family", "The 700 Club", Moody Broadcasting's "Prime Time" and "Midday Connection", "FamilyLife Today", "The Art of Family Living", Fox News, and was the television voice for Promise Keepers "Stand in the Gap" sacred assembly of men, October 4, 1997.
One of six children, Tim learned early in life the importance of family unity. He was married to Darcy, his high school sweetheart in 1972. They honeymooned at Dallas Theological Seminary where Tim earned his Masters of Theology, then moved to Phoenix where he ultimately founded Family Mattersâ"¢ in 1982. Tim earned his Doctorate from Western Seminary in 1995 and is continually learning and applying his knowledge to help families. Tim and Darcy have four children (three married) and an increasing amount of grandchildren.