Dr. Tim Harper is currently the Regional Bishop for the Church of God of Prophecy in the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin). Dr. Harper began his ministry in 1981. He has served as Kentucky State Youth Director and held pastorates in Kentucky and Michigan.
He was educated at Kentucky Christian University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts both in Bible and in Psychology, with a minor in Languages. He graduated magna cum laude. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University, and a Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, where he graduated with high honors. His Doctor of Ministry degree is in Transformational Leadership from Ashland Theological Seminary. He has also engaged in post-doctoral work in Islamic Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS). He is currently working on a PhD in World Religions at SBTS.
Dr. Harper was in private practice as a psychotherapist for five (5) years at the Dearborn Pastoral Counseling Center. He is also a nationally certified Healthy Congregations facilitator.
Dr. Harper has served the Church of God of Prophecy internationally as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tomlinson Center from 2004 to 2012. At the 2016 International Assembly he was appointed to the Assembly Biblical, Doctrine and Polity committee. He also served as the chairman for the North American Restoration Task Force. He has taught in leadership and pastoral conferences both throughout the United States and internationally. Tim and Karen have been guest presenters at several Marriage Enrichment Retreats across the United States.
Dr. Harper is currently a member of the Leadership Council for the North American General Presbyter. He is also an adjunct professor at Lee University having taught courses in both the Old and New Testaments, and in Pastoral Studies including Counseling, Christian Family and Preaching.
Tim is a dedicated husband and father. He and his wife Karen were married October 18, 1985. They have three children, Brittany Harper Stone—married to Stephen Stone, Chandler and Stetson. As a family, they enjoy celebrating the holidays, Disney World, camping in the mountains, and Tim enjoys his annual hunting trips with his son, Chandler.