Rev. Dr. Timothy A. Osment was born and raised in Gaffney, SC. Tim graduated Magna Cum Laude from Anderson College in 1985 with an Associate of Arts in Economics Degree. In 1987 he graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. After college, Tim worked as a State Auditor for the State of Georgia and the State of South Carolina before entering nursing home management. Tim was a licensed Nursing Home Administrator until 2000 when he entered seminary.
In 2002 Tim received a Master of Divinity Degree from The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (A Presbyterian Seminary located in Dubuque, Iowa). In 2003 Tim was ordained and installed as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in Peaks Presbytery located in Southwest Virginia. Tim served the Glasgow Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, Virginia before accepting the call to the First Presbyterian Church in Loris in August of 2006. May of 2008 Tim was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. His thesis was Spirituality and Wholeness: Essential Components of Congregational Revitalization in the Digital Age.
Jane Osment was born and raised in Florence, South Carolina. She worked in Human Resources for a textile company until 1998. Jane received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Religion from the University of Dubuque in 2001. In 2003, Jane received a Master of Arts in Religion Degree from The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. In 2007, Jane received a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Jane has been recognized for her creative writing, poetry, and artwork. Jane feels called to a ministry of Pastoral Counseling and is open to Gods leadership regarding her future employment. In 2011, she received a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. Currently, she is employed as a Pastoral Counselor with Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center.
Tim and Jane met in Bishopville, SC in 1996 where they both served on the Lee County Chamber of Commerce. At that time, Tim was Administrator of McCoy Memorial Nursing Home and Jane was Human Resources Manager for National Dye Works. They began dating in March of 1997. They were married one year later at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Florence, SC. Tim and Jane have two children, Callie and Daniel.