Tim Bayly has served as senior pastor of Clearnote Church, Bloomington since 1996. He is the president of Clearnote Pastors College and has been an instructor since 2005. After receiving his M.Div. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he was ordained in 1983 by John Knox Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He transferred his credentials into the Presbyterian Church in America in 1991 and then into Clearnote Fellowship in 2010. He is the author of Daddy Tried: Overcoming the Failures of Fatherhood. Pastor Bayly writes articles for church leaders regularly at BaylyBlog. He is married to Mary Lee, and they have five children and sixteen grandchildren.