Tim Callahan is the editor and publisher of the Murrells Inlet Messenger. It is the third community newspaper he has founded. He started the Essex Reporter in (www.essexreporter.com) in 1981 when he was 23-years-old. He founded the New Kensington News in 1991.
Callahan authored a book for Harper & Row in 1984, the third edition of “Callahan’s College Guide to Athletics and Academics in America.” The self-published versions were featured in articles by the New York Times, Associated Press and USA Today.
He has won numerous state writing awards as a reporter for weekly and daily newspapers, including beat reporting (courts and education), sports, features and news. He freelanced for four national magazines, including serving as the Washington, D.C., correspondent for Christianity Today, and had stories published in major newspapers, like The Washington Times and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
He attended Denver Seminary and has a master’s degree in journalism from Regent University.
A former college and semi-professional pitcher who appeared in the pages of Sports Illustrated, Callahan coached pitchers in Ireland one summer for Major League Baseball International.
He lives in Pawleys Island, S.C., with his beautiful and spiritual wife, Debbie, his best reader and best friend. Without her support, there would have been no Murrells Inlet Messenger.
His cat, Esther, rescued from a car engine at six weeks old, could care less what he does as long as her bowl is full. Maybe she has the right attitude.
A Christian for 25 years in a business where believing is equated to not thinking, Callahan still credits God (Jesus Christ) for giving him the gift of writing and allowing Him the opportunity to write. Anyone who has read C.S. Lewis can’t say a Christian is a brainless puppet. Anyone who has read Callahan, may disagree. But, hey, he’s trying.