Bio of Tim Rupp

Tim Rupp’s law enforcement career spans four decades. His father was both a career military man and pastor, so it was natural for Tim to enlist in the Air Force after graduating high school in 1979. Tim served four years active duty as an Air Force law enforcement specialist. After his enlistment, Tim joined the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) and gave 24 years of dedicated service before retiring in 2007. During his SAPD career he worked as a patrol officer, homicide detective, patrol sergeant, sex crimes sergeant, police academy supervisor, and internal affairs sergeant-investigator. Tim certified as a police firearms instructor and supervised police firearms and tactics for several years. He continues to serve with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy.
Before retiring from the police department, Tim was called to pastor Elm Creek Baptist Church in La Vernia, TX, just outside of San Antonio. After retiring from the police department he was called to pastor fulltime in Idaho. Tim currently serves as senior pastor at River of Life Church and Cop Church Idaho Falls, and instructs for the College of Eastern Idaho. He graduated from Texas State University (Master of Science in Criminal Justice), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education), and Western Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). Tim is married to Sherry and they have three children, Christina, Aaron, and Emily and five grandchildren.