Tim Beard received his BA in History from Washington State University and a ThM in Old Testament and Semitic Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He taught for nine years at the Indian Bible College in Flagstaff, AZ, and taught English Grammar and Composition at the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Prep School in San Diego for five summers. He has been the pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Toppenish for almost 22 years. I was born and raised in the Lower Valley. I have been married to Val Beard for 47 years.