Bruce Stansbury, Major (ret), USAF is uniquely qualified to lead the discipleship program designed to empower our generation with the tools and resources to face today's challenges head on.
During his 20-year military career, Mr. Stansbury was involved with diverse mixture of units, most notably with the Navy Seals, Special Forces, Army Rangers, Central Intelligence Agency, and Special Air Service. As a Military Special Operations Officer, he led teams into combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He knows the value of cohesion and is passionate about teaching that to the Challenge recruits. Mr. Stansbury demonstrates the critical need to build effectual teams - not just groups of individuals. Mr. Stansbury shares a particular story of a firefight in Afghanistan that illustrates the importance of trust, faith, obedience, sacrifice, grace, and rescue.
Mr. Stansbury was born in Houston Texas. He spent most of his formative years in central Virginia. There he met his high school sweet heart, Laura Sykes. They married in 1984. He enlisted the United States Air Force in 1986. His son, Noah, was born in, Mildenhall, England in 1988. His daughter, Megan, was born in Abilene, Texas, in 1990.
While still on active duty Mr. Stansbury enrolled in the Airman's Education and Commissioning Program. He graduated Florida State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and three minors (Computer Science, Mathematics, and French). From Florida he moved to Alabama where he attended Air Force Officer Training School graduated with Military Distinction as a Second Lieutenant.
During his career he deployed often. Some of his operations include: Libya - Eldorado Canyon, Panama - Just Cause, Saudi Arabia - Desert Express/Shield/Storm, Kuwait - Vigilant Warrior, Lucky Sentinel, Egypt - Bright Star, Horn of Africa, Thailand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman, - Enduring Freedom, Iraq - Iraqi Freedom
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, several Joint, Army, and Air Force Commendation Medals, Educator of the year, Company Grade Officer of the year, and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
At the Air Force Squadron Officer College he taught classes in History, Leadership, Supervision, Communications, Team building, and Problem Solving at the graduate level. At the Air University he lectured to 500+ audiences in Leadership, Management, Strategic Planning, and Teambuilding at the post-graduate level.
Mr. Stansbury now resides in Midland, Georgia with his wife. Their Daughter is in missionary training in Louisiana. Their son is making his life in Pennsylvania. They are building their own home. Mr. Stansbury has studied God's Word and drawn many parallels between specific scriptures and his experiences as a special operator. Equipping, training, and resourcing our young men to do great exploits for their family, community, and region are a mandate that Mr. Stansbury takes very seriously. Mr. Stansbury desires to see the mentoring of young people within The Timothy Group, Inc.
Staff: 94 percent of our staff is volunteers. This inability to reward our staff is hindering our ability to draw more staff into the growing ministry.
(i) Paid staff = One full-time laborer, Three part-time laborers. These individuals make up the community service division of the Timothy Group.
(ii) Volunteers = Four full-time volunteers:
1) The president and CEO – orchestrates and manages the planning, training, and equipping of the ministry
2) Administrator – updates media, shares newsletters to supporters, maintains legal documents, and office affairs
3) Warehouse Maintenance and Vehicle Control Officer – Keeps our five vehicle fleet in operational condition. Maintains the functionality of the warehouse and the equipment within.
4) Operations officer – organizes volunteers on the mission fields, plans and manages the events throughout the year.
(iii) Sixteen part-time volunteers, These volunteers come together as events are conducted to run the event staff ( staff leaders, coordinators, student counselors, program directors, event logicians, medical assistance, special skills instructors, printing services, judges,
(iv) 46 volunteers as the events require. (parking, cooking, shopping, information gathering,
Board: The board is twelve strong. One director, three voting officers, two psychologists, one physical education expert, one media/public relations expert, one business owner, one father and laborer, one instructor and firefighter, one Worship Leader.