Dr. Fregy John
TTI International Ministry Director
Dr. Fregy John serves as TTI’s International Ministry Director. Fregy and his beautiful wife, Rachel, and their teenage daughter, Sonia, moved to Malaysia in 2016 to expand the work in Southeast Asia. He considers it a privilege to be part of TTI since it began in 2007. He has been in ministry for 32 years in various capacities, such as Seminary Faculty, Academic Dean, Training Director, Coach, and Consultant. He studied at Malabar Christian College, Grace Bible College & Seminary, Asian Christian Academy, Annamalai University, and Gorden-Conwell Theological Seminary.
TTI International Operations Director
Andre serves as International Operations Director of The Timothy Initiative. Prior to joining TTI, Andre served as a Project Manager in the construction industry. He studied Management and Marketing at Florida Atlantic University and earned a Masters Degree in Construction Management at Florida International University. Andre also serves on the Advisory Board for Joshua Blahyi Ministries, a powerful discipling ministry in Liberia. Andre and his wife Coline are eternally thankful to God for allowing them the opportunity to work with dedicated national leaders in East Africa.
Dr. David Nelms
TTI Founder & President
Dr. David Nelms serves as Founder & President of TTI. He casts vision and gives direction to TTI as they impact the world for Christ. David is a former senior pastor and had success in growing three different churches in Maryland, Iowa and Florida. He has been a trustee on the board of Luther Rice Seminary and has taught all over the world. David received a Master of Arts degree from Moody Bible Institute, a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice University and his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice University. David is married to his lovely wife Loretta. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Dr. Jared Nelms
Dr. Jared Nelms serves as CEO of The Timothy Initiative, providing direction and vision to their global church planting strategy. Jared is a vision implementation specialist with a passion for solutions that are sustainable. As an experienced missionary in both Asia and Africa, Jared highly values operating in the sweet spot between the board room and grassroots level work. Jared also oversees TTI’s development of disciple making/church planting materials.
Jared has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida State University, a Masters of Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.
Jared is committed to serving Jesus and leading his family and others after Christ. Jared and his wife, Amber Nelms, have two children –a son, Moses, and a daughter, Grace.