Tim McGill has been serving at Morrison Academy in Taiwan since 1980. The school exists to meet the educational needs of the children of missionaries in Taiwan but also reaches out to the children of other expatriates in the business community. Morrison is a school system serving more than 1,000 students on four campuses in different cities. OMS is one of the four evangelical missions that steward Morrison Academy.
Tim was born and reared in Taiwan as the son of missionaries who were Bible translators for one of the aboriginal tribes. He received a bachelor’s degree in math from the University of Waterloo in 1977, and in 1985, he received a master’s degree in education from Azusa Pacific University.
Tim met Bonnie in Taiwan in 1976 while Bonnie was a summer missionary. They were married in 1978 and returned to Taiwan two years later to serve as dorm parents at Morrison Academy, a school affiliated with OMS. Currently, Tim is the superintendent of the school. He also served as the OMS field treasurer and on the board of Central Taiwan Theological Seminary, which is also affiliated with One Mission Society. Bonnie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019 and passed away four weeks later in Taiwan. A few months earlier, the Lord had given Bonnie the desire to “choose joy,” which she demonstrated to the end as a testimony to their OMS-affiliated Taiwanese church and Taiwan missionary community.
The McGills have two grown children. Nathan has been a part of a fruitful ministry in Indonesia for more than 10 years. Angel has been on staff with YWAM in Brisbane, Australia, for more than 10 years. Missionary families rarely have a chance to establish long-term roots in their home country, so the McGills are thankful for the Evangelical Free Church in Stromsburg, Nebraska, that adopted them in 1985. Tim plans to move there when he reaches Morrison Academy’s retirement age in 2021.