Tom was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. He grew up in church and received Jesus as his Savior when he was 15 years old. He has faithfully served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, sings special music and currently sings and teaches regularly in the Youth Ministry.

Tom has been married to his wife Kathy since 1998. They enjoy eating out, taking short trips with family and friends, working on home projects and spending time with their grandchildren.

Tom served in the military for 33 years. When he retired from the military he received his Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degree of Theology from Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary.

His favorite verse of Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”

Tom has served as the Maintenance Director since 2013 and in 2018 he was ordained as the Youth Ministry Pastor at PLBC and has served in that capacity since. He enjoys teaching and challenging the youth in their faith and seeks for them to have a close, loving relationship with our Heavenly Father.