October 2019 RHI Volunteer Spotlight – Steve Timberlake

Steve Timberlake’s reason for volunteering at Rebuilding Hope is hard to beat: “The collective efforts of many people with various talents and gifts with willing and compassionate hearts with a common goal of sharing the love of Jesus Christ.”

Steve, an Oxford resident and RHI’s Granville County team leader, has volunteered for four years. He recalls that RHI coordinator Randolph Wilson shared the ministry’s mission with Baptist Men at Oxford Baptist Church in 2016, the year the church sponsored its first SOS (Servants on Site) team.

“I enjoy supporting the SOS teams as well as the handicap ramp ministry,” says Steve. “Providing assistance to others in need helps us all realize how very fortunate and blessed we are.”

Steve, who retired in 2014 after 30 years with Southern States Cooperative, notes also that “when a ramp is completed, the appreciation shown from the recipient is very humbling.”

The Granville County native serves his church as an adult Bible study teacher and director of Baptist Men and his community as a 30-year member of the Oxford Lions Club. “The club’s primary focus,” Steve says, “ is to help the blind and visually impaired.”

Steve and Ann have been married for 45 years, and they have a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.