Tim Storey, California Pastor and Mentor to Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Robert Downey Jr. and Others, to Appear with Oprah in ‘Super Soul Sunday’ Easter TV Special

Author, motivational speaker and pastor Tim Storey speaks with Oprah Winfrey in her Santa Barbara home during the filming of the Super Soul Sunday program to be broadcast Easter Sunday. GEORGE BURNS, HARPO INC.
Author, motivational speaker and pastor Tim Storey speaks with Oprah Winfrey in her Santa Barbara home during the filming of the Super Soul Sunday program to be broadcast Easter Sunday.
GEORGE BURNS, HARPO INC.

Tim Storey knows about transforming setbacks into comebacks.

The 54-year-old mentor and pastor to the stars grew up in Lynwood. His mother worked in a doughnut shop and his father was a steel worker. He lived with seven others in a two-bedroom apartment.

But that never stopped him from dreaming big. Setbacks didn’t hold him back, they propelled him forward.

“As a kid, I always wanted to be a talk-show host,” Storey said with a laugh.

But at age 17, he got his calling to become a pastor and that was the path he chose, attending Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., to study religion.

On May 7, Storey will open The Congregation, his new church, in Yorba Linda. The first service will take place at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, but future services will be held at the Yorba Linda Community Center.

And although he hasn’t realized his childhood dream of becoming a talk-show host, Storey will be featured Easter Sunday, on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Super Soul Sunday – Oprah and Life Coach Tim Storey: Finding Your Calling,” interviewed by Winfrey herself.

Storey said the one-hour conversation between him and Winfrey, whom he calls a good friend, was filmed in her Santa Barbara home earlier this month.

During the program, he will talk about how to turn a setback in life into a comeback.

“In life there will always be setbacks,” he said. “But, a setback is a challenge you can learn a lesson from instead of seeing it as a negative.”

It was his message of positive thinking that made him a mentor to celebrities such as Kanye West, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Robert Downey Jr. and Geraldo Rivera.

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Source: Orange County Register | DEEPA BHARATH 

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