picture of senior pastor and lead elder timothy ma while preaching

Timothy Ma
Senior Pastor, Lead Elder

In Christ, Pastor Tim is given to prayer and to the ministry of the word (Acts 6:4).  Tim emphasizes forgiveness, discipleship, mercy, and grace in day-to-day ministry, as well as reliance upon Christ. He loves to see Emmanuel develop together as a family who shares the Word of God with people around them for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Pastor Tim looks forward to speaking with or meeting with people and hearing their thoughts, needs, and concerns. He believes a pastor should never be too busy to speak with both congregants and members of the public individually. Simply call the church office at (703) 368-9206. Generally speaking, you will receive a return phone call the same day or within 24 hours.

Finally, Pastor Tim enjoys reading biblical Greek AND teaching it to others (biblical Hebrew, not so much). If you’re interested in learning New Testament Greek, please call to schedule a class. There is no charge for this whether you’re a member at Emmanuel or not.

Education: Williams College, Westminster Theological Seminary

Ministry: 15th year as Senior Pastor, 9th year at Emmanuel. Previously blessed to serve as a deacon, classroom teacher, homegroup teacher, and soup kitchen leader.
Elected and Served as Secretary of Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia 2017-2019

Hobbies: Walking and Swimming