Dr. Tim McCall

Founder (Uganda)

Dr. Tim McCall was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Baylor University, and graduated in 1971. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School in 1975. Dr. McCall trained in general and orthopedic surgery prior to completing a residency in Family Medicine, which is his board specialty. Dr. McCall is the founder of Restoration Gateway and serves as the Executive Director in Uganda.

The McCalls served with the International Mission Board in Eku, Nigeria from 1983 - 1994, where Dr. McCall worked at Eku Baptist Hospital. From 1994 - 2007, Dr. McCall was on the faculty of the residency program at Family Practice Center in Waco, Texas. During this time, he started the International Medicine Department within the residency program, taking young physicians overseas to do surgery and international medicine as part of their training.

In 2007, through Tim and Janice’s vision and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, plans for Restoration Gateway as a center of hope, peace and love for children and people in northern Uganda began to take shape. In just over five years, after acquiring 700 acres on the Nile River just above Karuma Falls, Restoration Gateway is now home to over 75 children—orphans who live in homes built from bricks made on site and attend school in a four building compound. As soon as money, construction and staffing allow, the number of orphans could expand to fill 35 homes of 8 to 10 children each, living with dedicated Ugandan “house mothers,” under the guidance and care of a pastor, head master, counselors, missionaries, doctors and the many American Christians who visit regularly. Restoration Gateway has also built a large two-story community hall, which serves multiple purposes from Sunday worship services to basketball camps led by Baylor University students, to school assemblies and musical presentations, to daily morning devotionals for the workers, to Friday night celebrations of God’s grace and providence, to pastor retreats and Bible training. A dental clinic and a medical facility and hospital have been completed. Both will work with the Ugandan schools for dentists and doctors and provide care for Restoration Gateway children and people as well as the surrounding communities. Tim and Janice’s vision is to make Restoration Gateway into a Ugandan community that can sustain itself spiritually and economically so that God’s work of restoring peace, hope and love can continue long after they are gone.