Timothy was a close associate and disciple of the Apostle Paul, who was the young overseer at the Church in Ephesus. As a disciple of Jesus Christ in Lystra, Timothy was recruited to be a missionary by Paul during his visit there. Timothy was the recipient of two letters from Paul Timothy was also close with Silas.
Timothy was born to a Greek man and a Jewish woman named Eunice and his grandmother was named Lois.At one point Lois and Eunice became believers, sometime when Timothy was young. Timothy was taught in Old Testament Scripture from a very young age, but it is not known whether he was raised in Judaism or Christianity.