Ex-Stryper bassist Tim Gaines reveals info about himself including that he suffers from Lyme Disease

Photo by Rob Ellis

Ex-Stryper bassist Tim Gaines reveals info about himself including that he suffers from Lyme Disease

Former Stryper basist Timothy Gaines has seemingly posted a long Facebook message where he reveals a lot of personal information including that he is in the advanced stages of Lyme Disease and that he did not play bass on the Stryper albums To Hell With The Devil (1986) and In God We Trust (1988).

The following message was posted on Timothy Gaines‘ “official” Facebook page less than an hour ago:

“Things you may or may not know about me…
Print this out.. Rub it on your hind quarters.. Do a Hail Mary.. Take a selfie with it, and repost this.. You will soon win the powerball. I guarantee it! 😎

Photo by Rob Ellis

Gaines is not my real name
I love Brandee Gaines – not her real name either (LOL)
I’ve been married 3 times ( 3rd times a charm)
I have no children (that I know of)
I am a Sagittarius (whatever, you witch freaks)
I am a full blood German, as can be traced back to the 1470s
I have 2 Tattoos (so far)
I have 5 Piercings in my ears
I am not a fan of Heavy Metal or 80s Hair rock
I smoked cigarettes for 40 years (Quit 3 years ago)
I grew up in the church
My favorite beer is Heineken
I love both Dogs and Cats
I’ve played bass for 43 years
I have a passion for R&B and Jazz
I’ve never been to the continent of Africa
I love traveling
I own several small businesses
I am in advanced stages of Lyme Disease
I walk with a cane
I know Morse Code
I love Antique Malls
I love Vinyl Records
I’ve owned 3 Jeeps

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I love History
I am a Ham Radio Operator
I went to Bible College to become a Minister
I am a certified Piano technician
I was a regional manager for Guitar Center
I was a manager for 10 years at a Mom n Pop music store
I never played bass on THWTD or IGWT
I’ve lived in 5 states in my life.. OR, CA, TN, KS, AZ
I’ve owned 3 Corvettes
I’ve owned a Porsche 930 Turbo
My first car was a Ford Pinto Wagon
My Dad, Grandfather, and Great Grand father were ministers.
My first instrument to play was piano.
I play Clarinet
I play acoustic guitar
I play harmonica
I am a yellow belt in Taekwondo
I am sentimental
I love old movies
I love 60s and 70s Pop music
Did I mention I love Brandee Gaines?
I have 3 siblings
I am a gun enthusiast
I’ve voted Republican, Indie, and Democrat
My favorite places to travel are Japan, Puerto Rico, & Europe
I’ve never been to Israel
My favorite foods are Mexican, Indian, and Japanese Ramen
More to come….”

Wikipedia states the following in part about Lyme Disease (with slight edits): “Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria named Borrelia spread by ticks. The most common sign of infection is an expanding area of redness on the skin, known as erythema migrans, that appears at the site of the tick bite about a week after it occurred. The rash is typically neither itchy nor painful. Approximately 70–80% of infected people develop a rash. Other early symptoms may include fever, headache and tiredness. If untreated, symptoms may include loss of the ability to move one or both sides of the face, joint pains, severe headaches with neck stiffness, or heart palpitations, among others. Months to years later, repeated episodes of joint pain and swelling may occur. Occasionally, people develop shooting pains or tingling in their arms and legs. Despite appropriate treatment, about 10 to 20% of people develop joint pains, memory problems, and tiredness for at least six months.”

In another Facebook post yesterday, Gaines provided the following information:

“How many of you know that I own a salon with my wife?

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