Timothy Brassell grew up in Lima and Bluffton, Ohio, attending the Grace Communion International (GCI) congregations in Findlay, Lima and Toledo, OH. He grew up wanting to be a Professional Drummer and Movie Trailer Announcer – instead he grew up in a trailer watching movies and banging his drum-set so loudly (in a trailer so small!) that people thought he ought to see a professional! These days he can be found in Owings Mills, MD, also known as “Charm City”, where he constantly bangs the Loud and Energetic Drum of the Good News of Humanity’s Adoption in Jesus as a full-time Pastor (and really does get to do a few paid TV/Radio voiceovers part-time!) After so many years of being tolerated by his wife Donna and their two children, Jocelyn and Autumn, he has decided that if they ever try to leave him he is going with them! Acts 4:13 = “And when they recognized that [he] was an uneducated and ordinary man, they were amazed” (with sadness!) and urged him to become a companion of Jesus AND get his M.A. at Grace Communion Seminary!” He now pastors New Life Fellowship, the GCI congregation in Baltimore, MD, and also serves as the GCI District Pastoral Leader for the Mid-Atlantic region of GCI.