Dr. Timothy Corder
About our Pastor
Timothy was born in Dallas Texas, moved to California as a child, but raised primarily in Alaska. Well that takes care of the three biggest states, he says having been run out of them by the time he was in his late teens, he thought he would try something new.
Timothy came to Christ in those late teen years after dropping out of school and finding himself in trouble just about everywhere he turned. Turning to Christ took him back to Dallas, Texas. There he met some Christians who were willing to put their lives on the line, saying such things like “follow me, for I follow Christ”. Timothy says he came to the place in a very short order of following authentic believers, where he had to have for himself, what he saw in these, a real relationship with the Lord.
Timothy enjoys teaching; both at church and at the college level, “The Word Of God” that is intended to illuminate “The God Of The Word”. He loves to see individuals light up when they come to understand; God had a plan from the beginning, God has been working His Plan, and God’s plan works.
In addition, Timothy enjoys riding his motorcycle and target shooting. He and wife Rebecca (Becky) also enjoy kayaking, hiking (really just strolling) and bike riding. He is overjoyed whenever his children David and Emily just wish to spend some time with he and Becky.
Timothy has pastored Braddock Baptist Church (BBC) since 2008. He describes this as the highlight of his ministry.
Dr. Jones Kaleli
About our Associate Pastor
Greetings in the Name of our LORD and savior Jesus Christ. We are grateful to God, to Pastor Timothy and his wife Becky and to you for accepting us as part of Braddock Baptist Church family. Thank you for being channels of God’s love to us. Your hospitality and acceptance is incredible. We are both Kenyan born. Our parents who were born in the early 1900s were among the first generation Christians led to Christ by missionaries from USA. Both our parents went to Bible School at the same time and little did they know that their children will meet each other during their theological college training in the same grounds.
Graduating from theological college in the mid-1970s, we have been involved in ministry for over forty years. Our joy is to partner with God, with you—the BBC Family in loving God and loving one another. It is Jesus who reminds us in His Word to love one another for “…By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. “ (John 13:34-35). For indeed love never fails (1 Corinth 13:8) NIV.
I am an ordained pastor who holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from the School of Inter-Cultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California; MA in Old Testament from Denver Theological Seminary, Denver, Colorado; and a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina.
In our forty years of ministry we have served in several areas, some of which include missions, church planting, and pastoral care. We have taught in colleges and universities as well as serving in university administration both in Kenya and the USA. For over ten years I have taught at Liberty University as an Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies. I have always been passionate on how the changeless message of the Gospel can be presented across human cultures for the purpose of revealing Jesus Christ as God’s model for ideal spirituality.
As mentioned during my first Sunday sermon, my consuming passion is for the crucified risen Lord Jesus to be formed in each one of us (Galatians 4:19). When all is said and done, may it be said of us that we lived to do God’s will in our generation, loved God and man, and devoted our energies for the service of both. I am married to Dr. Jeddy Kaleli and God has blessed us with four adult children and seven grandchildren.
About our Youth Director
My name is Jonathan and this is my lovely wife, Brittany. We are so excited to do life with each of you. If we haven’t yet, we would love to meet you. I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a brief update of our lives leading up to full-time ministry at Braddock Baptist Church. My wife and I are Liberty University graduates, GO FLAMES! During our time there, we were involved in extracurricular activities throughout all our years. Brittany was the MC at all athletic games, while also being a Resident Assistant. Let me just brag on her for a second… she graduated with a 4.0 GPA. I, however, was not a 4.0 student, but I was on the Cheerleading team as well as the S.O.A.R. Dunk Team.
Brittany and I met at a basketball game where she was the MC. At that game I signed up for the half-court shot game. The first shot I air-balled, but the second shot brought it home. I made it! I turned around, smiled at this beautiful woman that just witnessed it, and messaged her later that day with a statement that I had no clue would change my life. But that is a story for another time.
We are now newly married and so excited to obey the calling we have always had: to serve the youth in this world. Brittany and I are so excited to see what God has next for us in this season at Braddock Baptist Church. We would love to walk beside you as we seek God and serve others together.