Timothy (Tim) Eldred is a veteran pastor, author, speaker, teacher, and unrelenting voice for the next generation with a reputation for challenging the status quo.

For nearly 30 years, Tim has served in ministry leadership. And for the last 20 years, he has spoken and taught throughout the world to thousands of pastors and youth workers and hundreds of thousands of young people. His discipleship series, Grow21, has been used to mentor more than 500K teens. His newest book, Alone Sucks, matches his speaking style—real, raw, and relevant to people's greatest struggle—knowing their identity.


Tim's personal mission is to be a mouthpiece God might use to deliver the next generation from the bondage of low expectations. When he's not traveling, Tim and his wife, Cindy, make their home in a quiet community in Central Michigan where they raised their two adult sons.