Tom has been teaching the Word since 1977. It is a driving force in his life to communicate God's truth in a way that will encourage growth and maturity in the body of Christ. He has studied and worked under such teachers as Chuck Smith, Jon Courson, and Rick Booye.
His teachings are now heard around the world thanks to the Internet. The Lord has especially used Tom's teaching ministry to train and encourage pastors, missionaries, and lay workers in spreading the gospel and teaching God's word in a way that is applicable to everyday life.
Tom was ordained a minister of the gospel by Trail Christian Fellowship in October of 1988.
He began ministry in 1977, leading worship and teaching a Bible study at UCLA.
In the years since he has served as elder, worship leader, and vocational assistant pastor at churches both large and small in California and Oregon.
Tom and his wife, Margaret, have led worship for the past twenty five years together.
Pastor Tom's ministry history:
- Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, California: Worship Leader
- Applegate Christian Fellowship, Ruch Oregon: Elder, Assistant Pastor
- Trail Christian Fellowship, Trail Oregon: Worship Leader, Marriage Pastor
- Newberg Foursquare Church :Elder, Worship Leader, fill-in teacher
- Calvary Chapel Newberg