When you hear the name “Pam Tebow,” you might think first of her influential son, Tim Tebow, winner of the Heisman Trophy. She’s fine with that.
“Timmy is doing fine,” she said in a recent interview. “I have five kids, and I never grow weary of talking about each of them.”
Pam Tebow has been married 45 years to Bob Tebow, the man she refers to as the love of her life. Next to committing her life to Jesus, she believes marriage is the best decision she ever made. “We made a decision that for better or worse we were going to stick with it. I knew my children were watching me, and I can remember thinking that if they can trust (God), I can too.”
The Tebows and their children lived for a number of years in the Philippines as missionaries. Although Pam and Bob now live in Florida, they continue to serve in the Philippines and run an orphanage there.
Even while talking about her love of her family, she was interrupted by her husband in the background letting her know he was stepping out to the grocery story. She gave him a short list of what fruit to pick up and then jumped right back into the conversation.
This “every mom” personality may be one reason why people are flocking to read her book and hear her speak.
“I have a heart for people who are going through things,” she said in discussing her new book, Hope for a Woman’s Heart, which is a 52-day devotional. “I want people to walk away having hope in the Lord. ’Hope’ is the word that kept coming up during my writing process.”
She holds a degree in journalism and communications from the University of Florida, and she now sees both writing and speaking as her form of ministry.
Her message: Although she has a son who is an influential athletic figure, she struggles and goes through tribulations just like everyone else. Her belief: “How we get through tribulation is perseverance.”
She wants people to see that if God can use her trials and tribulations and bring her through it, then God can do the same thing for them. Those trials include experiences as a missionary and mom.
Part of her story has been well-documented in interviews with national media where she has spoken openly about the difficulty of giving birth to Tim, her youngest child, and being told that she should pursue an abortion.
When asked why she is so authentic in sharing her personal stories, she said this is part of her gift to the women who come to hear her speak and who need hope: “People relate to you when you’re real.”
She loves to hang around after a speaking engagement and talk to those who’ve come to hear her. She wants women to know that they not only can find hope and get through their trials but God will more than see them through.
One of her chief pieces of advice is to memorize Scripture. “Bible Memorization has guided me through life, and I try to put the verses to tunes so that I can memorize them better,” she explained. “What’s learned in song is remembered long.”
This is her second book, following her 2019 release, Ripple Effects.