Because churches and ministries are more and more in danger of violent and unexpected attacks, Florida Bible College has invited Dr. Tim Rupp to speak Saturday, June 1 on Keeping Your Church and Ministries Safe. This is a much needed and timely event which will be helpful for us all and especially church and ministries leaders to attend. It is free and will be held on campus, 2200 Pembrook Dr. Orlando, FL (407) 412-9322 at 6pm beginning with a covered dish dinner.
Tim Rupp’s law enforcement career spans four decades. Tim served four years active duty as an Air Force law enforcement specialist before joining the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) giving 24 years of dedicated service. During his SAPD career he worked as a patrol officer, homicide detective, patrol sergeant, sex crimes sergeant, police academy supervisor, and internal affairs sergeant-investigator. Tim certified as a police firearms instructor and supervised police firearms and tactics for several years.
Before retiring from the police department, Tim was called to pastor Elm Creek Baptist Church near San Antonio. Tim currently serves as senior pastor at River of Life Church and Cop Church in Idaho Falls and serves as a chaplain for the Bonneville County Sherriff’s Office. He graduated from Texas State University (Master of Science in Criminal Justice), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education), and Western Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). In 2017 he founded The Strong Blue Line ministry (TheStrongBlueLine.org). Tim and his wife Sherry have three children, Christina, Aaron, and Emily and several grandchildren.
Tim’s books include Winning a Gunfight, Pistol in the Pulpit, Winning is More than Surviving, Vengeance is Mine, and Warriors for Faith.