Tim currently serves as head Pastor at Edgewater Lutheran in Eastvale, a congregation
he planted nearly ten years ago. Prior to this, Pastor Eaton served as sole pastor at
Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newbury Park, CA.
Originally from Sacramento, Tim came to California in 1995 as a student at Concordia
University Irvine. He then graduated from the Seminary in St. Louis in 1999. His wife
Britteny grew up here in the Anaheim area and is also a graduate of Concordia Irvine.
They have three sons ranging in age from 10 months to 14 years old. Their two eldest
boys will become Zion Lions when they join us in December.
Pastor Eaton has a proven track record of engaging the community around him and
developing a ministry that attracts new members. While his current church might be
viewed as more contemporary, he is very comfortable in a traditional setting. He
respects the need to serve two different audiences within the same congregation with
the understanding that Zion has a collective mission of “Sharing Christ and Changing
A key focus of Pastor Tim’s ministry is serving the youth within his congregation and
surrounding communities. He states “Have you ever wondered why children stop going
to church as they grow older? Maybe they realized it wasn’t for them. I highly doubt
that Jesus spoke to children the way he spoke to adults—and we should follow his
example. Services with children should serve them with a message they can understand.” He is excited to see the youth programs and the school here at Zion grow and
thrive as we collectively serve our children.
Another focal point for Tim will be engaging our surrounding community and
neighbors to spread the Good News and bring more people to Christ as the Zion
The current plan is for Pastor Tim to officially begin at Zion on December 1st and he
will preach his first service with us on Sunday, December 6th. Plans for a formal
Installation Service are currently being discussed.
As we collectively move forward in faith, we ask that you continue to keep Pastor
Eaton and his family in your prayers. A new and exciting era is just around the corner
for all of us here at Zion!
In His Service -
The Pastoral Call Committee of Zion Lutheran Church.