Tim Kurtz is the founder of The Ekklesia Center (formerly The Center for New Testament Church Development). The mission of the center is to establish, develop and release networks of house gathering that reflect the values and structure of first century Christianity. He has been in ministry over 30 years, serving the past 25 years as the Senior Pastor of New Life Ministries International, a ministry founded by he and his wife, Carolyn. The ministry is transitioning into several inter-dependent house gatherings. Tim and Carolyn have been married 44 years.