Staff
Lead Pastor

Tim Royal

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Tim Royal received his bachelor's degree from Simpson University and his Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now Gateway). He has pastored for over 20 years. He is the recipient of the LifeWay Pastoral Leadership Award; Wright-Bramlett Christian Leadership Award and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.


Pastor Tim has been Senior Pastor at Halcyon Baptist Church since January 2007. Pastor Tim is passionate about the sense of community at Halcyon which is reflected in our simple purpose statement:

"Halcyon Baptist Church exists to raise up followers of Jesus who:

  • Love God
  • Love One Another
  • Love All People"

Family is huge for Pastor Tim as is demonstrated by his deep love for his wife of over 30 years, Janet Lee and their four children. This is also demonstrated by his commitment to his church family. His door and his heart are open to all who need him, and he strives to see that his values for spiritual family and community are the heart and soul of Halcyon Baptist Church.

His life verse is (ask him about it sometime):
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
"I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future."


Connecting Point Director

Janet Lee Royal

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Connecting Point Director--Connecting us to God and One Another

Janet Lee's passion is for all members, friends and visitors to feel a part of the Halcyon Family.  "This is an amazing church which offers so many ministries and ways to be loved and embraced," says Janet Lee.  "The mission of Connecting Point is to connect people to the many opportunities within the church and Love East Bay (loveeastbay.org) as a means to serve Jesus and grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord."   She uses her degree in communications as well as her gifting to effectively connect people to the Lord, one another, and those outside our walls.

 

Her life verse 
Micah 6:8 (NIV)
"He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."