Lives: York Springs
From: New Oxford
Educated at: Bermudian Springs, Penn State, Gordon Conwell Seminary
Family: Wife, three children
Job: Pastor at York Springs Foursquare Church
Job's reward: Teaching the Bible, making good friendships, and helping people
What I hate about my job: Paperwork and bylaws
Very first job was: Summer recreation staff at Hanover playgrounds
Favorite food: Anything that came from a cow (Cheese, ice cream, beef, etc)
Pets: Some fish
Hero: The people who build and create things, and the people who made America.
Hobbies: Backpacking, mountains, baseball and reading
Pet peeves: Finding the right key and the keyhole when it is dark
You collect: Books and guns
Best friend: Wife Jennifer
You would like to have witnessed what event in history? Anything Jesus did
Event that changed your life: Getting real with God, summer of '99.
Your scariest moment: Getting disoriented during a snowstorm in the Andes
Your first memory: Hiding under a table from a scary vacuum cleaner around age two.
Trait inherited from parents: Ability to eat extremely hot peppers and then kiss my wife; and survive both ordeals. (My Dad does this)
Piece of advice that you live by: "This book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book" - referring to the Bible
Who needs a hug? Kids with no dad.
Favorite reading/author: Leo Tolstoy
Favorite spot on earth: The mountains of Bolivia
Website you visit most: YorkSpringsFoursquare.org (my church website)
Would like concert tickets to see: My worship leader at church, Dave Rice, is a great musician and singer, but other than that, I would probably want someone long gone, like Copland or Mozart
One bad habit: I don't have any bad habits, but my truck has a bad habit of accumulating trash.
3 items on your bucket list: Give a million dollars towards missions work (I have a long way to go); Smuggle a bunch of Bibles into North Korea, and get a couple of books published.
Five minutes with: Any of the signers of the Constitution, or George Mason (who didn't sign)
What skill or lesson would you like to learn? Ability to throw a baseball again without shoulder and elbow pain.
What would people find surprising about you? I found a good woman who agreed to marry me.
What would make this world a better place? If everyone who owned a Bible would read it; and if everyone who was a dad would be a dad.
What is the best piece of news you received lately that you would like to share? I know I am about ten years behind the technology, but I recently got a wireless internet hotspot, and this thing is wonderful.
How would you like to be remembered? "Tyler set his heart to study the Bible, to practice it, and to teach it."
-By Alex J. Hayes, Times Managing Editor