Although he was born in Canada, Tim Kerr has spent over half his life in Asia. When Tim was a year old, his parents moved from Canada to India and lived there for the next 10 years. Tim’s first 4 years in India were spent on a snake infested leper compound and hospital where his father was the superintendent. Later they moved to Calcutta and Bangalore, places where Tim has many fond memories of his childhood. Later the family returned to Canada for Tim’s high school years.
During college, Tim met his sweetheart Joanne, who had grown up in “Little Italy” area of Toronto. After college and marriage, Tim and Joanne moved to Japan for 12 years. Tim was involved in starting new churches in that fascinating country. In 2000, their family moved back to Canada. Tim was involved in mentoring men one-to-one as a full time job for the next 5 years.
He has been the pastor of Sovereign Grace Church Toronto since its beginning in the summer of 2004. Tim and Joanne have 4 children aged 17-24.