About the Author
Tim Philpot, 65, is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky. In 1971, Tim married Susan Davis, who grew up in Congo, Africa as the daughter of missionaries. Tim and Susan have no children and have been married for 44 years. Susan is a registered nurse.
In January 2004, Tim was appointed as Judge of the Fayette Circuit Family Court. He was re-elected to an eight year term in November 2006 and again in November 2104. Judge Philpot is now involved daily with families in crisis.
Tim graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1974. He attended law school at U.K. and received a J.D. Degree in 1977.
He was a courtroom attorney for more than 26 years, concentrating on employment law, family law and civil rights cases. He won the first million dollar verdict in the history of Fayette County in 1989.
In 1990, Tim was elected to the Kentucky State Senate where he served two terms until 1998. He was named “one of the ten best” Legislators by the Lexington newspaper in 1992, even though they repeatedly disagreed with him, saying there should be room on the list for “a man with a conscience.” His strong stand on ethics led the paper to call him “a lone voice crying in the wilderness.” He left the Senate in 1998 to devote full time to the ministry of CBMC International.
In 1996, Tim was selected as President of CBMC International, a ministry to business and professional people. He has been an active member of CBMC since 1978. He has spoken in 66 nations, primarily to CBMC groups, Parliament groups, and business groups. Tim retired from CBMC International on September 30, 2003 to return to his legal career full-time.
Tim attended the University of Kentucky on a golf scholarship and was a serious amateur golfer for many years. He won several local and state tournaments and participated in the 1983 British Amateur. He currently pursues his passion for golf as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the University of Kentucky men’s golf team. Tim’s first book, “Ford’s Wonderful World of Golf”, published in 2013, is a tribute and memoir to his evangelist father, Ford Philpot, whose passion for golf was only exceeded by his love for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.