Tyson is married to Kari and they are new parents to little Grayson.
Tyson loves that Central is a church committed to the Word, not only in its preaching, but also in the songs we sing. He shares a deep conviction that the lyrics we sing help shape and form us and remind us who God is and who we are. It is important that we sing songs that are lyrically grounded in Scripture, because ‘His word will not return empty, but will accomplish what He desires and achieve the purposes for which He sent it’ (Isaiah 55:11). Tyson’s desire is to help Central worship Jesus, hear His voice, and be transformed by His Spirit.
Tyson also appreciates how Central has a multi-campus church vision, desiring to disciple and raise up new leaders. Everything we have received in Christ is meant to be given away for the benefit of the body. One of Tyson's greatest passions is training and equipping worship leaders, musicians, and young adult leaders for the work of the ministry. This gives him great joy!
Favourite sport to watch:
I’m a huge sports fan! Will watch pretty much everything, especially during playoffs.
Favourite Musicians / Bands:
Adaline (shameless plug for my sister), John Mark McMillan, Dustin Kensrue, The Killers, Radiohead, Coldplay, Sigur Ros, Ryan Adams, David Gray.
One thing most people don’t know about me:
My family once performed the Christian hit “Free At Last” by DC Talk during a church service with full rapping and everything. I thank God everyday this happened before YouTube came along.
Favourite Bible verse:
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 8:38-39
“If you make disciples you will always get the church but if you try to build the church you will rarely get disciples” - Mike Breen