Board of Directors
We are proud to present our board of directors, a team of committed professionals who desire to see Jesus on display in the lives of our men. These men and women all have ties to addiction in one-way, shape or form, they have walked the journey to recovery or have walked the journey with a loved one. By walking the personal path of recovery, one knows, deeply, the challenges faced in recovery. Below are the stories of these men and women.
Pastor George Wood
Our founder, executive director, and pastor. Through his lived experiences with addiction, he has been able to touch the lives of hundreds of addicts seeking recovery.
Kevin was the first champion of Timothy Initiative, coming alongside the Initiative when it was just a concept. Kevin has been a dedicated partner for the past 12 years, helping to procure our homes and walk alongside George and other Initiative men over those years. Kevin is the proud father of 2 and a loving husband.
Will was a part of the original team that started the Timothy Initiative alongside George Wood. At the time, he was a USF student with a passion for helping homeless men rebuild their lives. He has since graduated with degrees in Economics and Finance and he is now on his third start-up venture. He is now the Director of Field Operations at Threshold 360, a tech-startup. He lives in the neighborhood and loves connecting with our men when he's not chasing around his son, Liam.
By the Grace of God, Chris Bryant has 7 years of continuous sobriety. Chris came through the Timothy Initiative in January 2011 and graduated in February 2013. He claims "If it wasn’t for this ministry, who provided me with a much-needed foundation in Jesus Christ I wouldn’t be here today." Chris reunited with his wife Lisa and son Nicholas in 2013 after finding freedom in Christ. He has found his life purpose in sharing his testimony with others battling life long addiction. Chris joined the board in 2019 to serve the men of the Timothy Initiative.
In 1980 Alex’s parents purchased a struggling business and moved their family to Tampa. After graduating from Brandon High school he attended FSU & studied economics. Upon graduation from college, he joined the family business. After a series of tragedies occurred in his life Alex became a drug addict & alcoholic. As a result of his lifestyle, he soon became homeless. On September 27th, 1999 he cried out for help & God answered his prayer. Alex committed his life to the Lord and was delivered. Today he lives in Tampa Bay, is happily married, has 7 children, 5 grandchildren. Alex is the CEO of C12 of Tampa & board member for The Timothy Initiative.
The passion of Guy’s life is to grow in intimacy with God as Abba, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. To pursue God’s Kingdom first and to trust that everything else will find its proper place. To continue to love Nancy with joy (as he has for almost 40 years)! Guy celebrates 3 sons, an awesome daughter in law and 2 remarkable grandsons. Guy’s calling is to be a spiritual father within the Body of Christ. And he delights in the fullness of life God has blessed him with!
JC has been involved with the Timothy Initiative through ministry work from theChapel of Tarpon Springs since 2016. He helps lead men's ministries for theChapel and feels God calling him to come along side the men of TI and assist in a greater capacity. He feels blessed to be invited to be part of the important ministry work the Timothy Initiative.
Chris came alongside Timothy Initiative back in 2017 after wondering into an Underground Service at the University Mall. Chris is a full-time lighting technician, traveling around the world staging lights for big venues. In his early years, Chris was a roadie for bands like the Grateful Dead, Yanni, and other famous musicians. After finishing his career on the road, Chris found a relationship with Jesus which changed his life forever. Chris is the author of the book "By the Grace of God: a Roadies Tale"
Lindsay was one of the original Founders of the Timothy Initiative. Lindsay has labored alongside George, Will, Kevin, and many others.