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Pastor Tim Midgette

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About Tim Midgette

A man after God’s own heart, Pastor Tim is committed to the development and progression of God’s people. Serving over two decades in youth and outreach ministry, Pastor Tim has reached thousands of young people in campaigns to win the battle against gang violence, school dropouts, teen pregnancies, and other issues that our youth face daily.

Surviving the streets of “Little Washington, NC”, God called Timothy Lasone Midgette from a life of crime and drugs in 1996. Since then, Pastor Tim has committed his life to preaching the gospel and compelling men, women, and children to come to Christ.

In 2001, Pastor Timothy helped to establish Paneh Mime Ministries International. Visionary and Lead Choreographer of Paneh Mime Ministries, Pastor Tim has traveled across the world ministering in the world of God through mime. Obedient to the call of God, Pastor Timothy established the Paneh Center of Durham in August 2005 a training center for dance and mime ministries. God has blessed Paneh to assist in the establishment and development of several mime ministries across the United States, Fiji, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. Currently, Pastor Tim serves as a staff pastor at The dReam Center Church of ATL under the leadership of William Murphy, Lead Pastor.

Pastor Tim is married to the lovely Pastor Chandra Midgette, and they have three wonderful children Lasone, Jamal, and Asa.

Chandra Midgette

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About Chandra Midgette

Pastor Chandra Midgette, a native of Pinetown, North Carolina is the wife of Pastor Timothy Midgette and serves alongside as co-founder of Paneh Mime Ministries International. Pastor Chan has served in several capacities as an exemplary leader and an example of a virtuous woman.

Pastor Chan graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University. Pastor Chandra has subsequently worked in corporate America in various leadership positions for over 20 years.

Pastor Chan has a powerful healing, deliverance, and practical teaching ministry that encourages and guides women and teen girls to develop a more intimate relationship with Christ. In addition, Pastor Chandra ministers in mime alongside her husband and sons, traveling extensively on mission trips to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Pastor Chan also serves as a staff pastor at The dReam Center Church of ATL under the leadership of William Murphy, Lead Pastor.

While obligations to ministerial commitments are a priority, Pastor Chan ensures that her other covenant relationships are well maintained. She faithfully serves as her husband’s helpmate and as an involved mother to their three young adult sons, Lasone, Jamal, and Asa.

About Paneh Mime Ministries International

“For in the presence of God there is fullness of joy, and at his right hand, there are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). Graced with an undeniable and dynamically potent anointing, Paneh Mime Ministries, International (Paneh) is renowned for ushering in the manifest presence of God through the historical art of mime-dance. Each encounter of a Paneh presentation elaborately ministers a message of salvation, deliverance, and hopes to heal the brokenhearted and preach deliverance to those who are bound. The ultimate goal of the ministry is to lift up the name of the Lord Jesus so that He draws all men unto Himself.

Founded in 2001, the current trailblazers and visionaries of this impactful ministry are a husband and wife team in the persons of Pastor Timothy and Pastor Chandra Midgette of Durham, North Carolina. The couple silently ministers the word of God through dramatic gestures and animated facial expressions that deliberately provoke an atmosphere of praise and worship through the power of the Holy Spirit so that all may desire to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Paneh has been blessed with numerous opportunities and invitations to minister to thousands around the world. England and Fiji are a few of the global destinations that have experienced the Ministry of Paneh to date. During a miraculous mission trip to Fiji, God blessed Paneh with the providential opportunity to introduce the ministry of mime to the natives, who reportedly had never seen it. As a result, several churches in Fiji have embraced mime as a part of their liturgical arts ministry.

Coupled with international requests, domestically, Paneh has been blessed to minister upon platforms with Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Luther Barnes, Norman Hutchins, Rance Allen, Hezekiah Walker, Paul S. Mortan, William Murphy III, Wes Morgan, Kim Burel, Karen Clarke-Sheard, just to name a few. Accessory to Paneh, Pastor Timothy and Pastor Chandra are the founders of The Paneh Center of Durham, a facility dedicated to instructing, igniting, and impacting dance, mime, flag, and street dance ministries for Kingdom service. The Center offers instructional, hands-on workshops that have been directly instrumental in catapulting countless mime and dance ministries nationwide and abroad.

With a calling to equip the nation with mime, in 2004 Paneh developed the “Atmosphere Control Mime Conference.” However, in 2006 God changed the name and direction of the conference, to the annual “Desperate for Him Mime Conference”. Held each year in April, it offers a solid introduction to the basics of pantomime by instructing students in the fundamental principles and techniques of the art. It culminates in a spectacular, awe-striking concert featuring mimes of all ages ministering simultaneously unto the glory of God. Since April, the conference has included over 1200 mime ministers from all over the nation, including three international ministries, and garnered a concert attendance of over 2500 people. In addition to the worship experience, the conference provides an opportunity for mime ministries to network and build long-lasting relationships while enjoying the matchless glory of God.

After serving as youth pastors for several years, Pastor Timothy and Pastor Chandra Midgette served as senior pastors of Kingdom Builders Christian Center in Durham, NC, which they co-founded. As “preacher-mimers” God continues to use them as an outreach to the youth and young adults throughout the nation as they are committed to the educational and spiritual growth and development of the “Now Generation.”

In 2018, Pastors Timothy and Chandra relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to expand their reach of Paneh and currently serve as Staff pastors under the leadership of William Murphy, Lead Pastor.