I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and I am persuaded, now lives in you also. – 2 Timothy 1:5, NIV
Timothy was a young man that Paul mentored and discipled as a follower of Christ and also as a church leader. There is no mention of Timothy’s father in Scripture. It is assumed by many Bible commentators that he was a Greek/Gentile and was not a follower of Christ. Evidently, Timothy’s faith was nurtured and grown through his mother and grandmother, the two most influential women in any young person’s life.