Pastors (Teaching Elders)

Senior Pastor
Rev. Timothy Fox, PhD

Tim moved to Austin in Summer 2016 to become the senior pastor of Christ the King. He received a PhD in New Testament from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is a fellow with the Center for Pastor-Theologians. Before pastoring CTK, Tim served as a ruling elder in the Free Church of Scotland, as a college pastor on the central coast of California, and as a campus minister with Cru in East Asia and in California. He and his wife Marijke have two young boys and a baby daughter; they all enjoy reading, gardening, and hiking. 

Assistant Pastor
Rev. Jerry Rahm

Jerry brings forty years of pastoral experience to our congregation, including twenty years as Senior Pastor at CrossPointe Church, PCA, here in Austin.  He also served our church for two years by preaching and leading worship during the search for our new pastor. He and his wife of thirty years are avid dog lovers and NFL fans. Jerry enjoys playing competitive volleyball and working on his vintage MG.

Ruling Elders

Larry Laine

Larry Laine currently works for Texas Disposal Systems after retiring from a twenty-two-year career in state government. He is actively involved with Isaiah 55 (a ministry principally serving the deaf as well as the neglected kids living in the poorest section of Reynosa Mexico) as a board member and also as a team leader for CTK's annual summer mission trip. He and his wife of forty-four years have four grown children and five grandchildren.

Bob Hardister

Bob was one of the founding members and first elders of Christ the King. He leads a community group, leads men's theology discussions at local pubs, and helps teach adult Sunday School.  He is a software developer in central Austin. He plays guitar and accordian in a Cajun band (Gumbo Ce Soir) and is an avid Cubs fan. He and his wife Tresa enjoy camping and spending time with their daughters. He likes reading, especially Walker Percy, and has been a longtime member of a local book club.


Todd Finch

Todd is a native Texan, and grew up in Nixon—an hour south of Austin.  He has been at Christ the King since 2005, and a deacon since 2012.  A graduate of Baylor and University of Texas at San Antonio, he has worked in high tech since 1995, and is currently at Oracle in Program Management.  He loves his wife, Allison, and two children Benjamin and Claire, very much!

Marcial Besinaiz

James Allen

James has been worshiping at Christ the King since 2003.  He is a 20+ year veteran of the Intel Corporation where he had held a variety of jobs.  He currently serves as a deacon and the treasurer of CTK. James is a native of Birmingham, AL, but lived in Huntsville, AL; Atlanta, GA; and Portland, OR before coming to Austin, TX. He is a diehard Crimson Tide fan by any reasonable standard but a fair-weather fan by Bama standards.