Meet Tim Waisanen

As an evangelist and missionary to America’s youth, Tim has a passion to reach this generation with the life changing message of Jesus Christ. He has a  desire to see young people walk in the freedom and power that Jesus offers, and to see them discover their life’s purpose. Upon graduating  from Rollins College, where he played soccer on a full scholarship, Tim went through a seven year soul searching period trying to figure out   who he was and his life’s purpose.

While running from the call of God on his life, he explored multiple jobs, became $13,000 in debt, wrecked his car and finally hit rock bottom. It was then that he responded to that inner tugging on his heart to be in youth ministry. After all of his searching and life experiences, Tim felt led to start a ministry in March of 2004, called “People of Purpose”.

Through his own struggle for purpose and search for significance, Tim learned invaluable life lessons, which is foundational to his practical and thought provoking teaching that is influencing people all over. Because of the confusion and hurt inside of this generation today, Tim’s motto is: “To get out of God’s way and let the power of the Holy Spirit touch young people in a way that no man can take credit for.” For the past five years, Tim has spoken to young people all over the world and has seen thousands receive Christ and their destiny changed forever.

Growing up as the son of an Assembly of God pastor, Tim received invaluable insights into the inner workings of ministry; the dedication to prayer, the knowledge of the word and the patience it takes to become involved in ministering to the lost. He and his wife Karla, now live in Sanford, Florida.  Tim, is an avid surfer that has surfed across the globe, and is also a decorated soccer player. He has been involved in coaching soccer for over 15 years and uses it as a vehicle to reach into the community. He believes that effective ministry to today’s youth is very time sensitive and requires reaching outside the church walls. Tim’s heart is to reach the lost, disciple them, and to raise and train up young people to become godly leaders in their schools, work places, and in their chosen careers.