Timothy Ketcham

ProfileMy name is Timothy Ketcham, a Bond-Servant of Jesus Christ striving to uphold His supremacy and glory while loving life and living large in His joy.

I am a Self Employed Contractor, Christian pastor, writer, poet, mentor, and educator. I believe that in many ways we have made the Christian life to complicated and misunderstood. People are starving for the greatness of God, and striving to live in the joy found only through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Joyful Persistence is designed to help people understand that the Christian life can be enjoyed and lived in a meaningful way that is both glorifying to God and satisfying to the soul.

Olivia, my Beagle/Swiss Mountain dog and Riddley sock monkey help me to share this journey of glorifying God and serving Jesus Christ. Join me and learn to love life and live large.


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Olivia is my Beagle/Swiss Mountain dog. Her and I go pretty much every where together. She brings constant and enthusiastic joy with her on our journeys and is a great reminder of the love and commitment our heavenly Father has for us. Her and Riddley sock monkey can often be found adventuring together.

Riddley Sockmonkey


Riddley is a sock monkey ┬áthat I use to stir up conversation. He goes on adventures when I travel called, “Where’s Riddley?”. Some of the places he has gone are whale watching in California, 10,0000 feet on the Bear Tooth Pass in Wyoming, blizzards of South Dakota, and he is a regular attender of the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors every year in Minneapolis. He and Olivia can often be found together.