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Pillar College Appreciates Pastors: Honoring Rev. Tim Osborne, First Presbyterian Church of Dunellen


Photo: Pastor Tim Osborne

During Pastor’s Appreciation Month, tristatevoice.com is partnering with Pillar College to honor local pastors in a three-part series. Today, we honor Rev. Tim Osborne.

On October, 15 Pillar hosted a virtual Pastors’ Appreciation Breakfast event with Pastor David Ireland. 

Pillar College – with locations in Newark, Somerset, Paterson, and Plainfield – “educates, inspires, and equips students for excellent scholarship, service, and leadership.”

PASTOR TIM OSBORNE is Pastor (Head of Staff) at First Presbyterian Church of Dunellen, N.J. A passionate preacher and teacher who opens up God’s word in an understandable and inspiring way, he received his bachelor’s degree from Gordon College and his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Pastor Tim authentically loves people and energetically champions multicultural and intergenerational unity, collaboration and friendship. He has served in pastoral ministry throughout New Jersey for over 20 years. He is married and the father of two children.

First Presbyterian Church Dunellen (FPCD) is a multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual congregation. Services and ministries are offered in English, in Spanish, and some are bilingual.

In 2020, FPCD is celebrating its 150th anniversary in a special way. The leadership is asking the all congregants to participate in a prayer challenge: every one prays, every day for 150 days through the beginning of February that God would “make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.” (Isaiah 61:11). “We are asking God to bring revival, restoration, renewal and awakening in our church, in Dunellen, in our local area, in NJ, in the USA and in the world.”

Pillar College President Dr. David Schroeder appreciates how Rev. Osbourne has impacted the church since he arrived in 2018.

“Pastor Tim Osborne brought with him to the Dunellen Presbyterian Church a zeal for Christ and outreach into the community,” he said. “Taking a historic mainline church was a bold move for Tim because he is anything but traditional. He exudes energy and passion, and is a gift to his community.”

Likewise, Pastor Osborne said he is blessed to partner with Pillar College in its Church Partner Program.

“We believe in [Pillar’s] mission to help train people to become the mighty men and women of God that they were created, redeemed and called to be,” he said. “Their commitment to multicultural, bilingual, Christ-centered college education in New Jersey is close to my heart. They are obediently, prayerfully and courageously pursuing Jesus’ beautiful vision for awakening, revival and blessing for the people of New Jersey and beyond.”

For more information about Pillar College, visit www.pillar.edu.