Lloyd Timothy McKibbins is the Bishop of Church of Atlanta Lighthouse. Bishop
McKibbins comes from a line of clergy both Patriarch and Matriarch. His grandfather
Pastored for more than 60 years (Baptist Church), and his grandmother was an
Evangelist for over 50 years (A.M.E Church). Pastor Tim’s father was a Pastor/Evangelist and accomplished musician. His mother is also a Pastor/Evangelist.
Bishop McKibbins has a host of aunts and uncles who are Pastors, Elders, and
Ministers. Ministry is in his bloodline and he has a lifelong dedication to the Lord.
Bishop McKibbins began attending Church of Atlanta Lighthouse, under the
leadership of Bishop M.D. Spires, at the age of eight. God called Bishop McKibbins into discipleship at the age of ten when he was saved and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. He began serving in the music ministry as the organist at the age of thirteen, alongside his mother, Pastor Annie O. McKibbins. He served in this capacity for 26 years. In 1982, one of his original works “Heaven is the place that I long to be” was performed by the national choir under the direction of the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark at the COGIC UNAC Convention.
While serving in the ministry, Bishop McKibbins furthered his education in business to excel in the Marketplace. In 1985, he received his Associates Degree in Business Administration from DeKalb Community College. He went on to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing at Clark Atlanta University, graduating in 1989.
In 1992, Bishop McKibbins married the love of his life, Lady Candee McKibbins,
whom he met at Church of Atlanta Lighthouse. Bishop McKibbins affectionately
refers to Lady Candee as the Fragrance of the House. From their union, they were
blessed with two wonderfully talented sons Christopher & Bradley McKibbins. His sons have followed in their father’s footsteps, as the leaders of the video/sound and music ministries. Not only did Bishop McKibbins help them lead a balanced life spiritually, he contributed to their educational, musical, and athletic development.
After accomplishing his educational goals as a business leader, Bishop McKibbins decided to focus on nurturing his education in seminary. He attended the
Interdenominational Theological Seminary (ITC) from 1993-1995. While completing his seminary studies, Bishop McKibbins was also a leader in the Marketplace. He led a successful twenty-three year career in management, for one of the nation's top Fortune 500 companies Bellsouth/AT&T Inc. In 1996, he was nominated as an Outstanding Young Man of America.
Bishop McKibbins publicly accepted the call of ministry in August 2001, when his
lifelong Pastor, Bishop M.D. Spires, licensed him to go forth and make full proof of his
ministry. Bishop McKibbins was ordained in 2002 and elevated to an Elder in 2006. Bishop Spires installed Bishop McKibbins as shepherd of Church of Atlanta
Lighthouse on August 3, 2008. He served for a number of years as Co-Director of the Rays of Hope Youth Ministry and he birthed the Men of Light Men’s Ministry in 2013. The purpose of the Men’s Ministry is to encourage and restore men’s faith while building a strong safe brotherhood. In addition to serving our local church, teaching strong moral, ethical, and Biblical character it provides men a place for wholesome male bonding and fellowship.
Being anointed and appointed is something Bishop McKibbins does not take
lightly. He continues to pursue his ministry education to further his knowledge of the
Lords work. Bishop McKibbins obtained his Masters of Christian Studies in 2016,
from Luther Rice College & Seminary. He was recently chosen as a member of the
Now/Next Focus Group at Beulah Heights University to assist with restructuring their
Bishop McKibbins is recognized as a community leader with the One Race
Reconciliation Movement, in which he has promised the Lord that he is willing to cross denominational, racial, and ethnic barriers to save his generation. In 2018, he reestablished the Lighthouse monthly ministry in the Men and Women’s Metro State
Prison; as well as the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. To protect the future generations,
Bishop McKibbins serves as a committee member of the UNCF (United Negro
College Fund), which meets annually to help support the progression of education in
underserved communities. Bishop McKibbins embodies delivering the message of hope, faith, restoration, healing, and reconciliation to the community to spread the love of God.
The confirmation and announcement of elevation to the office of Bishop for BishopElect Timothy McKibbins was made public on October 4th, 2021. The manifestation of what was pronounced has been confirmed through extensive Bishopric training, increased community partnerships, and requests to extend tutelage to other Pastors in ministry stretching across diverse racial and ethnic barriers. The consecration service for Bishop McKibbins will commence on August 6th, 2022, during the 50th year celebration for the Church of Atlanta Lighthouse.
Among his spiritual gifts, Bishop McKibbins walks under a heavy prophetic
anointing and is driven by his passion to know the Fathers Heart. He is humble in all of his accomplishments and gives all glory to the most high God. Bishop McKibbins lives by two quotes: “My Life is by Design” and “Holy Spirit, I give you permission to work in my life."
Come worship with us on Sunday morning at 10am and experience the anointed
ministry of Bishop Timothy McKibbins.