Tim Beuthin was born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been married for 38 years to Deborah, and they have two sons — Ryan (Janie) and Justin (Alyssa). He is an elder in the Church of the Nazarene and a member of Westside Church of the Nazarene.
- B.A., 1974, Spring Arbor College
- M.Div., 1980, Asbury Theological Seminary
- Ph.D., 1989, Michigan State University