Dr. Timothy S. Lane is the Founder and President of the Institute for Pastoral Care, a non-profit organization that equips local churches to care for their people, and Tim Lane & Associates, a counseling practice located in Peachtree City, GA. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), having been ordained in 1991 and a member of Metro-Atlanta Presbytery. He has a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling.
Tim has authored Unstuck: A Nine-Step Journey to Change That Lasts (2019), Living Without Worry: How to Replace Anxiety with Peace (2015), and co-authored How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (2007). He has written several mini-books including PTSD, Forgiving Others, Sex Before Marriage, Family Feuds, Conflict, and Freedom From Guilt.
He has experience in both campus ministry (University of Georgia, 1984-1987) and pastoral ministry where he served as a pastor from 1991 until 2001. He served as a counselor and faculty member (2001-2007) and then Executive Director (2007-2013) of a counseling organization in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2014, Dr. Lane and his family re-located to his home state of Georgia where he continues to write, speak and travel both nationally and internationally. He is an adjunct professor of practical theology at several seminaries where he teaches about pastoral care in the local church. Most recently, he has taught classes at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia as well as SEMBEQ in Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Lane and his wife, Barbara, live in Atlanta, Georgia. They married in 1989 and have four children and two grandchildren.