Tim Dilena: Biography, Age, Net Worth, Family, Career and Achievements

Tim Dilena is an American pastor, public speaker, and author, serving as the senior pastor of Times Square Church. With nearly 40 years of pastoral leadership, he is the third senior pastor since the church’s founding by David Wilkerson in 1987.

Pastor Dilena has been leading Times Square Church in New York City since 2019. Known for its emphasis on prayer, worship, and outreach, the church is non-denominational.

Before becoming the senior pastor, Tim Dilena was an associate pastor at Times Square Church for several years. He is recognized for his passionate preaching and commitment to teaching the Bible with practical applications for everyday life. Dilena’s messages often revolve around faith, grace, spiritual growth, and the love of God.

Under Tim Dilena’s leadership, Times Square Church has continued its legacy of community outreach and ministry programs, both locally and globally.


Tim Dilena’s date of birth is unknown, but he was born in the United States. There is limited information about his birthplace and family. It is known that Tim’s father, Paul Dilena, played a role in David Wilkerson’s bestselling book “The Cross and the Switchblade” as the police captain and was the treasurer of the first Teen Challenge. This connection is because of Tim’s relationship with Times Square Church.


The exact age of Pastor Tim Dilena is not known. This information will be updated as soon as the said information is being discovered.


Tim attended Baylor University, Wayne State University, and Moody Bible Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Finance and pursued additional studies in apologetics at Oxford University in England.

Family Life

Tim and his wife, Cindy, have four children, Christian, Anna, Grace and Lauryn.


Tim Dilena is the senior pastor of Times Square Church, with almost 40 years of pastoral leadership. He became the third senior pastor since the church’s founding by David Wilkerson in 1987.

Before becoming the senior pastor, Tim was a frequent and well-liked speaker at Times Square Church for over 25 years.

In 1984, Gary Wilkerson asked Tim to relocate to Detroit to support the founding of a church. Tim stayed in Detroit and created Revival Tabernacle, transforming a former XXX movie theater into a diverse house of worship.

In 2010, Jim Cymbala invited him to be an associate pastor at The Brooklyn Tabernacle. After leading Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, Tim returned to Times Square in New York City in May 2020.

Tim is a regular speaker for MLB and NFL chapels and serves on the board of directors of David Wilkerson’s organization, World Challenge. He often travels with Nicky Cruz and Gary Wilkerson to speak at pastor conferences worldwide.

Times Square Church

In 1987, David Wilkerson founded Times Square Church in response to the prevalent issues in the area, known for X-rated movies, strip clubs, prostitution, and drug abuse.

Initially, the church held services in Manhattan’s Town Hall on 43rd Street and later at the Nederlander Theatre on 41st Street. In 1989, they rented the former Mark Hellinger Theatre, eventually acquiring it in 1991 for an undisclosed sum, estimated between $15 million and $18 million.

David Wilkerson, along with his brother Donald Wilkerson and Robert Phillips, were listed as pastors of the evangelical Pentecostal congregation. The church’s current location on 51st Street remains the theater.

Carter Conlon, an associate pastor from 1994 to 2001, became the senior pastor in 2001. The church hosts missionaries and pastors from worldwide, emphasizing prayer and offering programs for high school students and young adults.

From 2007 to 2009, the church organized a prayer rally in Times Square called “Prayer in the Square.”

On May 5, 2020, Tim Dilena became the third Senior Pastor, succeeding David Wilkerson and Carter Conlon. Dilena, a longtime friend of David Wilkerson, had been a frequent preacher at the church for many years.

Tim Dilena Books

  • A Fight To Forgive: How To Turn Their Wrongs And Your Hurt Into God’s Greater Purpose
  • Run Baby Run: The True Story Of A New York Gangster Finding Christ
  • The 260 Journey: A Life-Changing Experience Through the New Testament One Chapter at a Time
  • Run Baby Run – New Edition: The True Story Of A New York Gangster Finding Christ

Time Dilena Sermons

  • The Kind Of Depression That Makes Me Want To Give Up
  • Getting To The Root of The Conflict
  • Confidently Accepting What God Is Adamantly Rejecting
  • Go Green!
  • It’s Way Bigger Than You Think
  • Bothered By An Edge
  • Hands Off! No Plagiarizing God
  • What Do I Do When The Battles Keep Coming
  • Staying One Step Ahead of The Enemy
  • You Thought I Was Just Like You

Net Worth

Tim Dilena net worth is not known.

Social Media

You can find Tim Dilena on the following social media platforms:

  1. Instagram: pastortimdilena
  2. Facebook: @pastortimdilena
  3. Twitter: @PastorTimDilena

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