Larry Timmerman Obituary, Death – The Death of Larry Timmerman, an Important Religious Figure
Larry Timmerman, a leader in the Church of God who held multiple roles, passed away on March 30, 2023, after a long battle with a debilitating illness. He was 83. Timmerman has previously held the position of administrative
bishop in other jurisdictions, including Alabama (1994–1998), Florida–Tampa (1994–1998), Rocky Mountain (1992–1994), and Southern Ohio (1990–1991). (1980-1984). (2006-2008). In 1998, he was appointed Associate Director of Evangelism and Home Missions, and from 2002 until 2006, he led the agency as its director. He served as the Assistant Director of Evangelism and Home Missions from 2008 until 2012, having been re-elected to the
job. Furthermore, he served on the International Executive Council twice, first from 1994 to 1998 and secondly from 2006 to 2008. Timmerman was ordained as a preacher in the Church of God and married his high school sweetheart, Jan, all in the same year (1961) that he graduated from Lee University. His first pastoral position was in
Kalamazoo, Michigan, which he took in 1962. The following five years were spent in two different state youth and Christian education agencies: one in Mississippi (1966–1970) and one in Pennsylvania (1969–1974). (1970-1971). Timmerman began his pastoral career in 1973 when he was called to lead the congregation at the Church of God in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He served for seven years altogether, twice: the first time from 1974–1980 and again from
1984–1989. His final pastorate was from 1989 to 1992 at Princeton Pike in Ohio. Larry Timmerman was in high demand as a speaker during his entire ministry, whether it was at an evangelistic crusade, a prayer conference, or a camp meeting. In addition to his eight years on the Evangelism Board, he wrote the book Spirit of Growth.
Larry and Jan Timmerman are the proud parents of two children, Debbie Sulcer and Larry, Jr., as well as three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. “Larry Timmerman set the example of a modest and effective leader in the Church of God,” said General Overseer Tim Hill. “He will be remembered for the reach of his leadership throughout the numerous positions he served, as well as the power of the evangelistic teachings he presented.”
Funeral preparations are being finalized at the present time by the Rush Funeral Home in Cleveland, Tennessee