Dr. Tim Bias is the District Superintendent for the Capitol Area South District of the United Methodist Church. He is the former General Secretary of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship in Nashville, Tennessee where he oversaw the Upper Room and Discipleship ministries across our Denomination. Prior to that position he served as the Senior Pastor of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio and the First United Methodist Church in Peoria, Illinois. During his tenure in Illinois, First UMC grew to one of the largest Congregations within the United Methodist Church with a membership of more than 5,000. Dr. Bias has served in the United Methodist ministry for 47 years and is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Harry Denman Award from the Foundation for Evangelism.