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Friday, March 12, 2010
Tim Tebow's parents, Bob & Pam, will conduct a parenting seminar called "Bringing up Tim Tebow: Raising Children to Love God and Serve Others" on Saturday, April 17th at 2 p.m. in Lipscomb's Allen Arena preceding the 2nd Annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence. Tickets are just $5.
Bob and Pam Tebow were married in the summer of 1971. They have five children. Their daughters are Christy, who is married to Joey Allen (daughter Claire and son Joey IV), and Katie, who is married to Gannon Shepherd (daughters Abigail and Riley). Their three sons are Robby, Peter, and Timmy.
Bob received his B.S. degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Florida (1971). In 1966, he helped start the University of Florida chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ. Upon graduation, Bob married Pam and they moved to Portland, Oregon to begin seminary. He graduated from Western Seminary with M.Div and Th.M. degrees in 1974 and 1976.
Following seminary, Bob and his family moved back to Northeast Florida where Bob became the Area Representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (1976-1979). He went on to be the Associate Pastor for Southside Baptist Church (1979-1982) before becoming the Senior Pastor for Cornerstone Community Church (1982-1985). While at Cornerstone Community Church, Bob and Pam felt the call to be missionaries to the Philippines. Bob and his then family of six packed-up and moved to the Philippines in 1985.
While the Tebows still lived in the Philippines, the Lord gave them their fifth child. After several years of ministry in the Philippines, the family moved back to the United States in the early 90’s. Bob continues to make regular trips to the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries where he is involved in missionary work.
As the daughter of an army colonel, Pam Tebow lived all over the world until she was seventeen. She entered the University of Florida, where she graduated with honors in Journalism and Communications. While in college, Pam met Bob, and they were married in 1971. The Tebows have five children, two sons-in-law, three granddaughters, and one grandson. Each of the children and their spouses are active in various ministries!
Pam and Bob have been called “homeschool pioneers.” They began homeschooling in 1982, when “homeschool” was not yet a word and homeschooled all five of their children from kindergarten through high school. Pam retired after 24 years of homeschooling, when her last child, Tim, left for college.
The Tebows lived for a number of years as missionaries in the Philippines, where Bob continues to have an ongoing ministry. He employs 50 nationals and runs an orphanage for 50 orphans. Pam is very involved in her husband’s ministry, coordinating numerous projects and personnel.
Over the last several years, Pam has enjoyed speaking in many cities across the country. She is currently writing a book on parenting. The notoriety of the Tebow family increased when their youngest son won the Heisman Trophy following his sophomore season with the Florida Gators. Because ESPN aired the portion of the interview with Pam that focused on her refusal to abort “Timmy” when she was advised to do so, she now has a national platform to encourage the pro-life message. Pam is passionate about encouraging women to trust the Lord with all their hearts for all their lives.