2010/08/01 - Timothy Wiseman
It takes a life committed to service for others to minister to the homeless and those whose lives have been disrupted by addictions. Timothy Wiseman leads such a life. In February 2010, Wiseman Ministries purchased the former Welch funeral home and the House of Disciples (HOD) Life Recovery Center opened their doors, seeking to disciple men with life-controlling problems. Mr. Wiseman, President and Founder, serves daily to bring leadership to their ministry center. The HOD strives for their residents to become both emotionally and mentally sound, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.
“A good friend of mine has a quote I often hear him say, ‘Live simply, so others can simply live.’ That is a great perspective on life. There is no greater reward than to lend of your time, talents, and resources to someone who is in need,” Mr. Wiseman said. “When you volunteer, the true blessing always remains on the giving end, rather than the receiving end.”
As further outreach to our community, the HOD has a food distribution ministry, serves breakfast each Sunday morning, and offers church services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Mr. Wiseman teaches and provides music through local prison ministry. On August 13, HOD will team with First Baptist Church of Longview to assist the Junior League of Longview with its 16th annual School Supply Train. This special project provides backpacks and school supplies to area children. The following day, August 14, Wiseman Ministries will be at Teague Park offering a hot meal and clothing to the homeless. Those that attend will be able to enjoy the bands and speakers throughout the day-long event.
Mr. Wiseman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and has lived in Longview for five years. He is a graduate of Corsicana High School. He attended Navarro College, also in Corsicana, and Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in music composition. Mr. Wiseman and his wife, Misty, have three children, Silas, 11, Malachi, 9, and Emmalee, 6. The Wiseman family attends Pathway Church.
“It’s always the people that make a place great and Longview has the best! Longview is full of caring people that seek out opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life. There are many people in this community that do a lot more than I ever thought about doing here. So thank you to all the pioneers who have paved the way for someone like me,” Mr. Wiseman said. “God bless you!”