Platform Speakers

Tim Bias

Dr. Tim Bias has been a United Methodist pastor for 44 years and currently serves as district superintendent of Capitol Area South District of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.

He has an exceptional range of experience in rural and urban pastoral ministry as well as district, conference and denominational leadership. He is a visionary leader, strategic thinker, teacher and author who feels passionately about the importance of developing relationships to further ministry and make disciples for Christ.

Tim served two years as General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries. He previously served the agency as Director of Proclamation Evangelism where he was instrumental in developing the denomination’s Large Church Initiative. He also served as senior pastor of Peoria First UMC for 10 years in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and has been Director of the Appalachian Local Pastors School where he has taught preaching, pastoral care, evangelism and theology. Bias also in a past Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient from the United Methodist Foundation for Evangelism.

David Clardie

Rev. David Clardie received his associate in Arts Degree from Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colo.  He graduated from Spring Arbor University with his Bachelor in Arts Degree, Spring Arbor, Michigan.  He did his postgraduate work (Master in Arts) at Olivet  Nazarene University at Kankakee, Illinois.

Clardie was in pastoral ministry from 1969 until 1984.  In June 1984, he entered into full-time evangelism.  Currently he is on the road approximately 45 weeks a year holding meetings.  He had growing pastorates with building programs in two of the churches.  His last  pastorate Richland Center, Wisc., grew from 150 to 450 average attendance.  In that time approximately 250 made first-time commitments to Christ.

Along with local church work, he has served in many different forms of outreach ministry.  He is a member of Staley Foundation Christian Scholar Lecture Program, which ministers to College Campuses.  He has addressed Pastor’s retreats, Laymen’s retreats, Family Camp Meetings, Youth Conferences, Citywide, County, and Holiness Crusades.