About Dr. Tim Smith

Dr. Tim Smith is the founder and director of Worship Without Borders in Aloha, Oregon, USA. He and his wife, Maryl, travel internationally – equipping, facilitating and releasing worship in churches everywhere. He was the head of the Portland Bible College worship Department for 12 years and served as worship pastor in a local church for 12 years. He has a degree in Secondary Music Education and plays the cello, piano, guitar as well as other instruments. He is a published composer with Integrity Music and leads worship and conducts worship conferences and seminars around the world. His passion is to help restore and release the song and the voice of the Church in passionate worship of Jesus Christ.

 

Dr. Tim the Educator:

Dr. Tim Smith is the founder and director of Worship Without Borders in Aloha, Oregon. He and his wife, Maryl, travel internationally – equipping, facilitating and releasing worship in churches everywhere. He was the head of the Portland Bible College worship Department for 12 years and served as worship pastor in a local church for 12 years. He has a degree in Secondary Music Education and plays the cello, piano, guitar as well as other instruments. He is a published composer with Integrity Music and leads worship and conducts worship conferences and seminars around the world. His passion is to help restore and release the song and the voice of the Church in passionate worship of Jesus Christ. Dr. Tim holds a Bachelor in Secondary Music Education from Northwest Nazarene University. He did his post-graduate studies in Secondary Music Education at Western Oregon University and received his Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Moriah Institute of Christian Studies in North Carolina. Dr. Tim has taught orchestra, guitar, piano, band and choirs in public and private schools for 27 years. He oversaw the Church Music Department  at Portland Bible College and taught for 13 years. He developed a thriving Church Music Ministry Degree Program and raised up many worship leaders and teams to minister the word and inspire worship around the world. More than 25 nations have now been touched by these teams. Many of Dr. Tim’s former students are now ministering as worship leaders and pastors in churches worldwide.

Dr. Tim the Pastor:

For 12 years, Dr. Tim served as a staff pastor at Living Hope Fellowship in Aloha, Oregon where he not only led the worship ministry of the church, but also functioned pastorally. His role extended beyond the Sunday Worship services to include worshiping with recovery ministry, senior saints and children’s ministry as well as leading prayer meetings, counseling and preaching. At the same time, SongSmith Ministries was taking Dr. Tim and his wife, Maryl, into many nations as they continued to stir and guide the passion for Jesus Christ in the hearts of worship leaders and worship teams globally. Eventually, Dr. Tim and Maryl felt God calling them to invest their lives more fully as worship missionaries. In 2006 he resigned his staff position to devote his energies to Worship Without Borders. His time spent as a pastor gives him a unique and intimate perspective on the impact and challenges of implementing worship in the many unique settings of the local church. This real life understanding deeply impacts his ability to minister practically and to impart faith and vision in a positive and compassionate way. In 2007 Dr.Tim and Maryl partnered with The City Church in Seattle, WA founded by his brother, Pastor Wendell Smith and where Dr. Tim’s nephew, Pastor Judah Smith is now the lead pastor. They now work with Life Change Christian Center, Pastor Mark Strong, in the Portland area as well as serve many churches in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Tim the Composer/Musician:

Tim is a professional cellist as well as an accomplished pianist and guitarist. His love for working with  musicians naturally integrates with his skills as a choral and orchestral director, songwriter, arranger, teacher, college professor, and worship leader. Dr. Tim has written hundreds of songs, many of which are translated and sung around the world. He is a published composer with Integrity Music and was instrumental in birthing CCLI, an international copyright licensing organization for the church.