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In 1987, “The Cosby Show” was one of the most popular programs on television, the New York Giants won the Super Bowl and a gallon of gasoline cost 89 cents.
In August 1987, Timothy D. Stidham, his wife Tanya and their four children, moved to Los Alamos from Sherman, Texas. They had been hired to serve in ministry with the Los Alamos Church of Christ. The kids were Tracy, 10; Tony, 8; Tera, 5, and Tiffany, 3.
Twenty-five years later Tim and Tanya are still here, and there’s no end in sight.
The church honored the Stidhams with a banquet at Hilltop House Hotel on Nov. 30, when members recounted 25 years of memories and presented the couple with gifts.
Tim and Tanya worked five years with the youth group. Tim became pulpit minister in1992. Tanya has been women’s minister since 2000. Their son Tony is currently the church’s youth minister.
Since 1987, Tim has delivered 963 sermons; conducted “The Table” Sunday evening class;” taught Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible classes and led Wilderness Trek encampments and congregational rafting trips. Tanya teaches women’s Bible classes and coordinates women’s activities. Both are available for counseling.
Tim holds an associate’s degree from Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tenn.; a bachelor’s degree from Harding University, Searcy, Ark. and a master’s degree from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas. He has also worked on his doctorate at ACU.
The Stidhams’ children are all married. The couple now has 12 grandchildren. Tracy and his family also live in Los Alamos.