Pastor Timothy Leon Dortch, a native of Goldsboro, NC, is the fourth child born to the late Charles Alphonza Dortch, Sr., and Beatrice Silver Dortch, and a 1987 graduate of Goldsboro High School.
He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC for one year immediately after graduating from high school, and returned to Goldsboro, where he attended Wayne Community College for two years. He is a 2008 graduate of Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion, and a 2011 honors graduate (Cum Laude) of Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Master of Science degree in Human Services with a specialization in Counseling Studies.
Pastor Dortch preached his initial sermon in May of 1989 and was licensed a minister by the First African Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Isaac B. Horton, II. He was ordained in 1990 by the Bear Creek Missionary Baptist Association.
He has been serving as Pastor of Word of Truth Christian Fellowship (formerly Eastern Chapel Missionary Baptist Church) since November 1990, and is the Overseer of The Sheepfold Church of Jesus, Goldsboro, NC and The Shepherd’s Branch Ministry, Mount Olive, NC.
Pastor Dortch is happily married to the former Terri Jones, and is the proud father of three lovely children: Briana Shanae, Kayleon Elizabeth, and Timothy Elijah.
If the Lord should say the same, he plans to further his education by pursuing a Doctorate degree in Lifespan Development Psychology from NC State University in the not-too-distant future.
Most importantly, he is a born again, Spirit-filled believer who loves the Lord and enjoys preaching and teaching the Word of God to all who will receive.