About the Authors

Tim Keller is the Singles and Young Couples Pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine, CA.  Tim is a graduate of the University of Oregon and is currently finishing his MA in Theology at Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada CA. 

Tim weekly teaches and ministers to the Drive and Velocity Ministries (20-30’s and 40-50’s Singles Ministry at Mariner’s Church). Previously, Tim started two thriving singles ministries: Twenty Something at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Fusion at Mariner’s Church in Irvine California. Tim was also the Campus Pastor and church-planter of Mariners Mission Viejo Church back in 2009.

Tim is a popular speaker and teacher to singles in the Southern California area and offers relational counseling and six-week boot-camp classes for young men who desire to date differently. Tim is passionate about helping men and women experience the dating relationships the way God intended for them and is committed to transforming the American dating culture –one relationship at a time.  Tim lives in Ladera Ranch with his wife Samantha and their three children. 

Samantha Keller (AKA Sam) is a professional blogger, published writer, mother to three mischievous munchkins and wife to Tim Keller. She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and is completing her MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.  Samantha is passionate about purity and dating with intention after experiencing the dating plan first hand while being pursued by her pastor hubby.  

Samantha keeps busy writing and speaking on ministry related topics and blogging about the ups and downs of marriage, dating and relationships at ScrappySam.

Together in 2009 the Keller’s planted Mariners Mission Viejo Church- recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America.  The church has an average weekend attendance of 1600. Tim was the founding Campus Pastor and Samantha, the former pastor to women, who launched the MCMV Women’s Ministry.

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