Pastor Nic Burleson began his ministry serving as a youth pastor for 12 years. In 2008, after leading two very successful and fast-growing student ministries, Nic and his wife Johanna followed God to become part of the leadership team at a young church plant in the south Austin area called The Connection Church. During the last two-and-a- half years, Nic has served as the Family Pastor at The Connection Church where he has led the children’s and student ministries, overseen the small group ministries and helped provide teaching and leadership for the weekend services. Nic earned his bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies from Howard Payne University and his Masters of Divinity degree from Logsdon Seminary.
In March 2011, Nic, Johanna and their son Hayden moved to Stephenville to start a new church focused on reaching the unchurched and dechurched in Stephenville and the surrounding Erath County area. As Lead Pastor, Nic is responsible for the teaching, vision, and overall leadership of Timber Ridge. Pastor Nic is passionate about creating a relaxed church atmosphere where real, ordinary people can experience the truth of Jesus in a way that is relevant to everyday life.