Pastor Tom has more than 26 years as a Senior Pastor and 28 years as a Reserve Chaplain serving men and women of the Navy and Marine Corps. He has experience with AWANA, Upwards Sports, community missions, and has partnered with Summit Christian Academy.

Tom served as Senior Pastor for Immanuel Baptist Church, Amissville Baptist Church and Norhthampton Baptist Church, all in Virginia, and was a Navy Reserve Chaplain from 1988-2016. He served on the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team and the North American Mission Board Disaster Response Team. He also served as a Chaplain with Wounded Warrior Battalion East and as Director/Facilitator for Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO).

Tom received a B.S. from University of Maryland and a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also attended the Navy Chaplain School and Staff Office Leadership Training.

Tom and his wife Lyn have two sons, John and Joshua, a Daughter-in-law Meredith and granddaughter Ella. Lyn is a retired reading tutor with a heart for missions.