The host of The River of the Lord radio show, Timothy J. McAlpin is a successful businessman, having started in business when he was twenty-one years old. President and CEO of several family businesses, McAlpin began his ministry in 2000 as a way to honor God and to work within the ministry. McAlpin has university degrees in psychology and sociology, and has studied in Master of Divinity programs at national seminaries. He started the River of the Lord Radio in 2009 after the death of his son, Jay. The death of his son awakened in him a knowledge of God's spirit world that helped him see the path through suffering
McAlpin lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife, Patti, two golden retrievers, Maggie and Tatemandoo, and three horses, Red, Magnum, and Patches.