Pastor Tilden is married to his wife Mimi and is the proud father of two daughters, Lily and Serena. They live in Fremont, CA. He grew up in Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington D.C., and came to California to study Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where he earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees. His theological training was completed at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he earned his M. Div. degree.
Pastor Tilden led the Real World Young Adult Ministry in the Bay Area for over a decade, where in between camping trips, ski trips, and numerous other events, he somehow managed to raise up dozens of passionate young adult leaders with a deep commitment to living out God’s Word by making intentional kingdom-first choices in their daily lives. In 2010 he became the Administrative Pastor/CFO of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, where he helped to guide the church through an extended season of transition.
Pastor Tilden is tremendously excited for New Beginnings, especially for the ways its broad and deep diversity uniquely expresses the heart of God for all people, and for the vision of NBCC to reach those far from God.
He reflects on his own faith journey by saying, “Somehow God interrupted the plans and expectations I had for my own life! When I was growing up, never did I dream of becoming a pastor. But I’d never change how things have turned out, and I’m so grateful to God to be able to walk alongside people as we all encounter God together.”