Tim Bentch is Lead (Senior) Pastor at Souderton Mennonite Church. Tim’s passion is helping others be empowered to know Jesus and to fulfill their personal calling in ministry as his followers. He values strong Biblical preaching, fervent worship when people really sing! – and vibrant, caring fellowship where relationships are real with no faking it.
Tim’s background is farming and opera. He grew up on a dairy farm in Missouri but later became a professional opera singer living in Hungary combining an opera career and missions to artists and musicians in central and eastern Europe. Although he is primarily a pastor, he still sings some gigs and loves to stay active in the arts and engaging with artists. He has been instrumental in two church plants and loves to see new things get started and flourish. He enjoys seeing how we can be creative and passionate in our service to Jesus and in serving one another.
Studies included degrees at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (MM) and the Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv).
Tim loves to spend time with his wife Lorri and his three daughters Eszter, Evie, and Emma. He maintains a close association with Crescendo (an international mission to classical/jazz musicians) and enjoys growing vegetables and playing racquetball.