As the end of the semester comes to a close, students are preparing to say their goodbyes to the campus, their classes, teachers, and friends. Many of them will be returning in the fall to continue their studies, and some will not. Dr. Tim Mims is one of the greatly loved professors on our campus who will not be returning to teach in the fall. He has followed the Lord’s leadership to accept a position at a new church. Dr. Mims states that he has been called to serve at East Pointe Baptist Church in Spanish Fort, AL.
Dr. Mims has served as a professor in the Biblical department of BMCU for several years and has impacted many lives through his teaching and his faith. He says that he has, “so many favorite memories” but mentions a specific favorite being his “first campus revival and the discipleship that followed.”
Revivals have been an important part of Dr. Mims’ ministry here on the mountain. It was his sermon and heart for revival that called students to listen to the Lord’s call to revival this semester following the Asberry revival movement. He also helped to spearhead the continued efforts to meet for worship and sharing after the initial event. Dr. Mims’ heart for revival is clear and has touched many students on the BMCU campus.
Outside of revivals, Dr. Mims has also impacted many of his students in great ways. One of these is sophomore Lauren Milford. She says about Dr. Mims, “[He] has given me a lot of great spiritual guidance and may be the biggest reason my faith has grown since I came to BMCU. He has given me reasons to smile, and laugh, and made me feel heard here at campus.” Speaking about the ways he impacted her, she states, “Dr. Mims has shined a light on me that I thought I would never have found.”
Dr. Mims has connected with the students on campus in many ways. One of these ways is the many sayings he has that encourage students, including his famous, “Have a great day in the Lord.”
When asked what final thoughts he wanted to leave with the campus, he summed up his ministry here at BMCU well. “Christ is always enough, He is more than enough, and He is worthy of your all. Keep keeping on!”
As he moves into a new season of life, the students, faculty, and staff of BMCU pray that he will have as large a kingdom impact in this new season as he has on this campus.