As the daughter of an army colonel, Pam Tebow lived all over the world until she was seventeen, when she entered the University of Florida. She graduated with honors from the College of Journalism and Communications at UF. While in college, Pam met Bob, and they were married upon graduation in 1971. The Tebows have five children, two sons-in-law, four granddaughters, and one grandson. Each of the children and their spouses are active in various ministries!
Pam and Bob have been called “homeschool pioneers.” They began homeschooling in 1982, when “homeschool” was not yet a word. All five of their children were homeschooled from kindergarten through high school, and every one of them received college scholarships.
The Tebows lived for a number of years as missionaries in the Philippines, where Bob continues to have an ongoing ministry, the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association. BTEA supports 55 nationals, who preach the gospel throughout the Philippines and stimulate church planting. Through the preaching of the national evangelists and the Americans who accompany Bob on numerous mission trips, over one million people a year are professing their faith in Jesus Christ. Bob and Pam also run an orphanage (Uncle Dick’s Home) in the Philippines, which has been home to scores of orphans since 1992. Pam is very involved in her husband’s ministry and coordinates numerous projects and personnel.
Pam enjoys speaking for women’s groups, nonprofit fundraisers, and various events in many cities across the country, and is currently writing a book on parenting. The notoriety of the Tebow family increased when their youngest son won the Heisman Trophy following his sophomore football season with the Florida Gators. Because ESPN aired the portion of the interview with Pam that focused on her refusal to abort “Timmy” when she was advised to do so, she has been given a national platform to encourage the pro-life message. In 2010, Pam and Tim were in a Super Bowl commercial that celebrated family and life, which, according to a Barna survey, resulted in 5.5 million people “having cause to rethink their stand on abortion.” Pam is also passionate about encouraging women to trust the Lord with all their hearts for all their lives and to use the incredible influence God has given them to eternally impact their world.
Bob and Pam Tebow were married in the summer of 1971. They have five children. Their daughters are Christy, who is married to Joey Allen (daughter Claire and son Joey IV), and Katie, who is married to Gannon Shepherd (daughters Abigail, Riley, Brynn).
Their three sons are Robby, Peter, and Timmy. Bob received his B.S. degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Florida (1971).In 1966, he helped start the University of Florida chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ. Upon graduation, Bob married Pam and they moved to Portland, Oregon to begin seminary.
He graduated from Western Seminary with M.Div and Th.M. degrees in 1974 and 1976. For more information, check out Bob’s website at BTEA.org
Christy, the Tebow’s first born, attended Jacksonville University on a music scholarship and graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree, and then earned a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2004. Joey earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Currently, the Allens live in South Asia with their two children Claire and Joe, laboring to improve the physical and spiritual lives of some of the most neglected people in the world. They welcome your prayers for their work.
Katie is the second-born child in the Tebow family. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Gannon, and their daughters, Abby, Riley and Brynn. Gannon works as a corporate real estate advisor with Jones Lang LaSalle Americas. Gannon enjoyed a successful football career as a defensive end at Duke University and as an offensive tackle with five franchises of the National Football League.
Katie graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Sport Management. The Shepherds currently live in Buckhead and attend Buckhead Church.
Robby is the Tebow’s third child and oldest son. Robby was a three-sport athlete at Trinity Christian Academy where he was 1st team all-state in football in 1999 and 2000 as well as 1st team all-state in baseball and 2000 Parade All-American as an outfielder. In 2005,
Robby became the Northeast Florida Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a position he held for four years. He is currently serving as the president of XV Enterprises, which is a sports marketing firm that handles Timmy’s endorsements and numerous off-field activities. Robby is a caring connector of people, and our family counts on his leadership.
Peter graduated from the University of Florida in May 2008 with a degree in Computer Science Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. He graduated from UF with honors, while being involved in leadership with Campus Crusade for Christ and several intramural sports. Following graduation, Peter joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ at UF.
Following graduation, Peter served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ at UF for two years. He presently attends Denver Seminary, where he is pursuing a Master’s of Divinity. He also serves on the staff of Highline Community Church. Last year, Peter started and leads a growing community Bible Study for twenty-somethings called “Thrive.”
Tim Tebow is the youngest of the Tebow children. He was born in Manila, Philippines to missionary parents Bob and Pam Tebow. When Tim was three, his family moved back to Florida. All of the Tebow children have been involved in the summer mission trips to the Philippines. The highlight of Tim’s mission trips was preaching in a school of 10,000 high school students in Digos, Mindanao.
Tim played four years of football with the Florida Gators, with three as the starting quarterback. During his time at Florida, he received many awards, including the 2007 Heisman trophy. When Tim entered the NFL. he launched the Tim Tebow Foundation (www.timtebowfoundation.org). The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.