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Rockco Funeral Home

805 Birmingham Rd, Centreville, AL

OBITUARY

Timothy Jennings

February 4, 1951September 21, 2019

Timothy Jennings, age 68, of West Blocton, AL went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept 21, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Tim was born on Feb 4, 1951, to Gideon and Joyce Jennings in Dolomite, Alabama. At the age of 23, Tim accepted Christ as his Savior. He served as a Bus Captain and Children's Church Associate Pastor at Flint Hill Baptist Church in Bessemer, AL from 1972-1974. He attended Brooklane Bible College from 1974-1976 while serving as Bus Director, Children's Church Pastor and Youth Director at Hopewell Baptist Church in Oak Grove, AL. From 1977-1979,Tim attended Baptist University of America in Decatur, GA while serving as Associate Pastor, Associate Children's Church Pastor and Bus Director at Kingsway Baptist Church in Douglasville, GA. In 1979 Tim moved to Canton, Ohio to serve as Bus Director and Children's Pastor at Central Baptist Church. During that time the church has one of the largest bus ministries in the United States, averaging 700-800 riders per week. Church attendance grew from 1000 to 2000 per week due to the bus ministry. In 1983, he became the Pastor at Victory Baptist Church in West Blocton, AL where he served for three years. From 1986-1987 he served as Associate Pastor, Children's Church Pastor, and Bus Director at Connorsville Baptist Temple in Connorsville, Indiana. He also taught Bible classes at Temple Christian School. Tim served as Interim Pastor of New Hebron Baptist Church in West Blocton, AL from 1992-1993. Church attendance grew from 12-50 during that time. Their Vacation Bible School had the largest attendance in church history. Under Bro. Milton Simpson, Tim served as Youth Pastor and Children's Church Pastor at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in West Blocton, AL from 1993-2003. There he organized Pastor Appreciation Celebrations, Valentine Banquets and Christmas Floats. Three of the floats won 1st place ribbons. Under his leadership, the church received recognition from Bibb Baptist Association for the largest VBS attendance(400) in the county. In December 2005, Tim joined Bro. Milton Simpson at Little Hurricane Baptist Church in Brookwood, AL to serve as Children's Church Pastor. In 2006, Tim became Pastor of Little Hurricane Baptist Church. From 2009 until 2015, he served as Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Cottondale, AL. Church attendance grew from 6 to 60. In November 2015, one of Tim's dreams came true when he became the Pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in West Blocton, AL Church membership and attendance increased and many improvements were made in the buildings and the grounds after he came to Mt. Carmel. In addition to preaching, Tim also owned American Plumbing and Septic until his retirement in 2017. Tim's influence was wide-reaching because of his plumbing business, his ministry, his upbeat attitude and his willingness to share his belief in God. Tim is survived by his wife of twenty years, Joan Jennings; children, Jeff Jennings(Candi), Jonathan Jennings(Melinda), Renee Lucas(Ryan), Amber Williamson and Ashley Carroll(Adam); 18 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gideon Jennings and Joyce Bounds; his granddaughters, Sarah and Lucy Carroll.

Tim Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Sept 26, 2019 at 11 AM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church from 5 to 8 PM. Rev. Sam Mann and Rev. Milton Simpson will conduct the celebration. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Scott Jennings
  • Brad Brewer
  • Camdyn Cobern
  • Timothy Pierson
  • Tommy Conroy
  • Danny Eckard
  • The Deacons of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Honorary
  • Dr. Rick Player, Honorary
  • Dr. Joanne Rossman, Honorary
  • Nurses and Staff of Alabama Oncology, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Dominga Taylor

September 25, 2019

Mrs. Joan, Jeff, and all of the family so sorry of the loss of a wonderful man . My prayers and thoughts will be with you today and the days to come.

Richard & Pat Fikes

September 25, 2019

Tim was a wonderful christian man who we admired tremendously. He loved God & family & showed his love as he led others to Christ. He has a wonderful family who will miss him terribly. We pray for peace & comfort for all his family.

Amanda Atcheson

September 25, 2019

Bro. Tim was truly one of a kind Great servant of God. The few years that I knew him I was truly blessed by his friendship and ministry prayers to Joan and all family and friends

Sylvia South

September 25, 2019

Many years ago Tim conducted a revival at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and he asked me to sing. I have heard many of his messages, but that week he spoke of the Heroes of Faith from Hebrews 11. I will never forget that message because it initiated a great step of spiritual maturity for me. He encouraged us to not always look for the easy road in serving Jesus. Also, Tim and Joan encouraged me so much after my late husband passed away in 2001. Attending church became very difficult but Tim personally invited me to a church event. I hope he knows what a difference that made in getting through my grief. I love Tim, Joan and their family .... prayers are lifted.

Connie Owens

September 24, 2019

Bro. Tim was a wonderful pastor and friend. I learned so much about the Bible from his preaching and teaching. He will be greatly missed. But I know that he is now in the presence of his King.

Norman Owens

September 23, 2019

Bro. Tim was a good friend great Pastor, he lead connie and my younger son to the Lord. I learned a lot from him.

Kathy Williams

September 23, 2019

Bro. Tim was the Bus Ministry Director at Central Baptist Church in Canton, Ohio years ago. My husband and I had the privilege of working with him. He loved the Lord, his family, his church and his friends. I remember his laugh. We look forward to being with Bro. Tim again in Heaven. Our prayers and love go out to his family during this time of adjustment to his departure.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY