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.
18 08, 2021

From Our Executive Director

By |August 18th, 2021|Ethnos Magazine August 2021|

50 years ago, when Ethnos Canada needed a space for hosting mission conferences, local believers went to the bush, cut down trees, and brought the trunks to our campus. A simple pole structure was built, trusses were added and it was closed in with metal siding. Voila—a conference centre and gymnasium.

9 04, 2021

From Our Executive Director

By |April 9th, 2021|Ethnos Magazine March 2021|

The fact that you read the Ethnos360 magazine shows that you have a heart for reaching the unreached. Thank you! It takes all of us to engage in reaching unreached people groups for Christ. Truly the days are quickly approaching when Christ will come back for His Bride, the Church.

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