Timothy K. Hoke was born in 1947 in Houston, Texas. He studied business in university, earning an MBA in 1973.
A graduate of Davidson College in NC, Wallace received his MDiv and then his ThM in Old Testament from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he studied under Palmer Robertson.
During his graduate studies, Tim came to faith in Jesus Christ in January of 1972, and his life took a dramatic change of direction as he started attending a Bible-teaching church.
A few months later, Tim’s pastor began teaching him Greek, Bible, and theology in preparation for theological seminary. Tim matriculated at Dallas Theological Seminary, majoring in Greek New Testament in preparation for the pastoral ministry.
In 1977, Tim married his wife and best friend Cheri. They have been married for more than 40 years now.
After relocating to Missouri, the Hokes met and soon adopted two young siblings, Andrea, age 7, and James, age 4. Andrea (now age 37 with a daughter of her own) and James (now age 34) live in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1989, South Texas Presbytery (PCA) received Tim as a teaching elder at their October Presbytery meeting, and Tim assumed the pastorate of Faith Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas. He served as pastor of Faith until January of 2009.
In 2009, Tim and Cheri became full-time missionaries at African Bible University (ABU) in Kampala, Uganda. During his ten-plus years at ABU, Tim has taught systematic theology, Bible, preaching, counselling, leadership, biblical geography, and Greek.