I was a “good kid” but in trouble with God–I needed a relationship with God.
When I was a young child, my sister was concerned for my soul, and as kids can often be, she was rather blunt. She told me that I was a bad person and that I was going to go to hell. I told Mom to tell her to quit picking on me. I was a good brother. What was she all worked up about? But Mom said that since we all are sinners, what my sister had said was true. After supper Dad explained to me the truth of Rom 5:10—That it really is true that I was in trouble with God. I knew what it was to be in trouble with Dad and mom. I was a liar, I was disobedient, I had proud and selfish attitudes. But I wasn’t just in trouble with Dad and Mom, I was in trouble with God. In fact that verse says I was His enemy. But, while I was his enemy, God gave His Son to take my punishment and die for me to give me a new life. I had broken God’s laws and deserved God’s judgment. So that night, August 21, 1987, in our house in Kansas City I trusted that Jesus Christ died in my place for my sin.
I love how 2 Corinthians says that if any man be in Christ he is a new Creature. Since then, Christ has given me purpose and meaning for life. Through His Word He is helping me to grow to be more like Him. It is wonderful to know that I am not an enemy of my Creator. Now I have been reconciled with Almighty God. Ever since that night, I am reconciled to be His child and His friend. My life focus is summed up in 2 Cor 5:15, “And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them and rose again.” It is so comforting to know that—because of that night when I was a child—I now have a relationship with my Creator, that I can KNOW I have Eternal life and He gives me direction and reason for living! We are working with Heritage Baptist Church of in New York City to share the Good News that people can have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ among the Muslims of New York City. As a child I had the opportunity to live in Mexico with my parents who were helping churches in Northeast Mexico. In 2009 God gave me the opportunity to travel to Tajiskistan learn about the needs for Bible translation in Central Asia. In 2012 a Bible college in India invited me to teach a 2-week module about linguistics necessary for Bible translation. In 2018 I had the exciting opportunity to spend some time with Bible teachers in Afghanistan. Through these experiences the Lord confirmed in my heart a love for immigrants in my country and confirmed that He has called us to share His love with immigrants in our country as we teach the Bible with Heritage Baptist Church.
I also had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home. In Rockford, IL, on October 30, 1994, Mom explained that I was a sinner in need of a perfect Savior. “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom 10:13). That night I trusted Christ was the payment for my sin. The following year, I was baptized at Windsor Baptist Church. I had the privilege of attending North Love Christian School from kindergarten to twelfth grade. In a high school chapel I surrendered my life to the Lord to be used of Him however He should choose. I attended Bob Jones University from 2005-2009 and received a Bachelors Degree in Special Education with an English minor. After graduation, I taught for four years at Tabernacle Baptist Academy in Virginia Beach, VA. During one missions conference at Tabernacle Baptist Church, the Lord specifically worked in my heart to surrender to whatever He may lead me to do with my life. It has been a joy to serve the Lord with Tim and to be a witness to others of God’s goodness.
The Stalcup Family
Tim and Kristin were married on July 4th, 2013 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Tim’s parents are Paul and Barbara Stalcup who live in Iowa. Kristin’s parents are Art and Connie Roberson in Virginia Beach. The Lord blessed Tim and Kristin with a daughter Anna Faith on November 2, 2014. Timothy, Jr., was born February 5, 2017. Tim and Kristin are thankful for parents who have taught them the truth of God and enjoy passing on God’s Word to the next generation. They look forward to the day that each of their children understand the mystery of the Gospel and accept it personally. Tim’s employment had been forklift operator while he was involved in his home church in North Carolina. Emmanuel Baptist Church encouraged the Stalcups to move to New York City to share the the good news of Jesus Christ among the countless souls of New York City. Kristin graduated from Bob Jones with a degree in teaching and taught at Tabernacle Christian Academy for four years before we were married. She now enjoys helping moms stay home to provide extra income with an all-natural, direct-sales, hair-care product. The Stalcups are excited about living in the metropolitan community of Queens, New York City.
The Stalcup Heritage–where did the name come from?
Our son Tim, Jr., is the thirteenth generation to continue the family name Stalcup. This has been a heritage of travelers, adventurers and frontiersmen. The first man with this name was a man who came from Sweden. His name was originally Johan Anderson. He moved to Delaware in 1641 and was a military officer defending the Swedish fort. His officer regalia included a coat called a stalcofta which gave him the nickname, “The Stallcop.” Embracing the name, he put it on legal documents. Johan came to know Jesus Christ as His Savior a few years after arriving in America. His son was Peter Stallcop. The third generation was named after his grandfather–John Stallcop. The fourth was named Peter Stallcop like his grandfather. His son William Stallcop moved to North Carolina. The sixth generation Eli Stallcup sold his farm in North Carolina and moved his family north of Nashville, Tennessee. The seventh generation, Stephen Stalcup, moved to Indiana. Wesley and his brother were Stephen’s sons who pioneered in the frontiers of Iowa. They operated a saw mill to convert native logs into building lumber. Wesley’s son John Stalcup was well-known in his Iowa farming community for his great physical strength. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when a young lady witnessed to him. Eventually he married that young lady. Clarence Stalcup found new life in Jesus Christ years ago when he was born again into the family of God. He was raised on a farm in southern Iowa and taught the Word of God to teenagers for decades. The eleventh generation is Paul Stalcup who also accepted Christ as His personal Savior in His youth. He works at the lumber yard in his town. The twelfth generation includes Timothy Richard Stalcup, Sr. Timothy named his son Timothy Richard Pesar Stalcup, II. Timmy, Jr, is thus the thirteenth generation in the Stalcup legacy.