Steven TinerSteven G. Tiner, Lead Pastor

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Steven Tiner, the 23rd Pastor to the Levy Pulpit, came to North Little Rock in November, 2003, from Dermott Baptist Church. Having received excellent and superior ratings from the Arkansas Speech Communication Association, he has served as keynote speaker at events in churches in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Mexico City.

Recognized for his design of worship services, Pastor Tiner's unique World Communion Sunday service was featured in Let's Worship, the Southern Baptist journal for helping pastors and other worship leaders in planning worship. He has written columns for the North Little Rock Times, Sherwood Voice, Maumelle Monitor, and the Arkansas Baptist News. He is the author of, "Angels: God's Heavenly Beings", and "Enter His Gates", a daily devotional book, published bi-monthly. Pastor Tiner’s clever design of the Levy Baptist weekly newsletter, The Open Door, received accolades in The Newsletter Newsletter, a monthly resource for those who design and prepare church publications. He was appointed to the North Little Rock Green Agenda Committee by Alderman John Parker and in January of 2008, was named Chaplain of the Arkansas Queen River Boat. He serves as treasurer of Levy Business Association and has been an active member of Levy Jumstart. Pastor Tiner performs weddings aboard the Arkansas Queen and at La Veda’s in North Little Rock. He served two years as Moderator for North Pulaski Baptist Association. Pastor Tiner has been active with the Levy Jumpstart group from its inception.

Pastor Tiner has conducted five trips to the Holy Land (Israel, Jordan, Egypt), a pilgrimage on the 2nd and 3rd Missionary Journeys of Paul in Greece and Turkey, the fourth missionary journey of Paul to Rome, a 10- day tour of the Treasures of Ireland, participated in the International Congress on Preaching in Cambridge, England, mission trips in Honduras and Mexico.

Prior to his arrival at Levy, he served churches in Dermott, Gould, Dumas, and Conway. He married Theresa Maynard, now Tiner, on August 22, 1998.







Jim MunnsJim Munns, Minister of Music


A native of North Little Rock, AR, Rev. Jim Munns served 16 years as soloist and cantor singing in Hebrew for Temple B'Nai Israel under Rabbi Ira E. Sanders and Rabbi Elijah Palnic. He and his wife, Pat, began serving First Christian Church of Little Rock as Minister of Music and Organist in 1970, serving for a total of 16 and one half years. During that time he traveled with youth groups over the United States, did adult counseling, was the chairman for and staff representative of Boy Scout Troop 59, served as director of Christian Education, and performed many weddings and funerals.

In 1981, he was offered the position of Administrator for Crestview Family Clinic of Jacksonville, Arkansas where he worked for 5 years, taking responsibility for the daily operation of the clinic, all personnel, finances, and patient relations.

Pat and Jim joined Pulaski Heights Baptist Church June 1, 1986. He was called to serve the congregation on staff and was ordained on June 21, of 1987 as a Minister of the Gospel in the morning worship service. Jim completed 29 and one half years with Pulaski Heights Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor-Music and Administration.

When Pastor Tiner approached Rev. Munns about serving at Levy Baptist Church, he answered, “having grown deeply in my faith, I am committed to the calling and service to my Lord and Master and His people. I know that my entire life journey has been to lead me to this point. It is my hope that this new endeavor will lead me into another calling and way to be of service to my Lord and His people's needs.”

Levy Baptist Church rejoiced in January of 2019, when Rev. Munns joined the staff.