About Tim Whatley

Tim Whatley is the Executive Director of New Tribes Mission of Canada, providing encouragement and support to ministry leaders. He was born in Nova Scotia and raised in the jungles of Indonesia as a son of a missionary family. He received a BA in Biblical and Intercultural Studies from NTM's missionary training program. Tim served as a church planter in the Moi tribe of the Asia Pacific region, being part of the team to first make contact with them in 2000. Today there is a thriving church in the Moi tribe. Tim uses his experience and passion to challenge the North American church to take an active role in global missions. Tim was on field leadership for 7 years, and in 2010 he was asked to return to Canada to serve as the director of NTM Canada's senior leadership team. Tim is a member of the International NTM Board and also an adjunct speaker for Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. He lives with his wife, Kathy, and their three children just outside of Durham, Ontario. In his spare time he enjoys biking and working on his small hobby farm. New Tribes Mission began in 1942 and has become one of the largest mission organizations working in Bible translation and church planting worldwide. It remains committed in its focus to reach unreached people groups that have no access to the Gospel. Today NTM has approx. 3,000 missionaries serving together with the national church in 30 nations. By God’s grace, a church is being planted amongst a previously unreached people group on average every 45 days, together with a translation of the Bible being completed in their language.
13 03, 2018

From Our Executive Director

By |March 13th, 2018|Ethnos Magazine March 2018|

How do you move in with a people that have no concept of a caring God and hope to see a thriving church established? You do so with the support of church planting consultants equipped with a New Testament model which examines the health and vitality of a church from four different perspectives.

1 03, 2016

Director’s Letter

By |March 1st, 2016|NTM@work March 2016|

Tim Whatley shares how God used tragedy in the lives of missionaries Steve and Linda Rosengren to birth a church among the Wana people, and how the Wana church is now taking to gospel to others, despite facing tragedy themselves.

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