Born and raised in Los Angeles, Pastor Tom is a fourth generation Californian with a heritage rich in the Christian faith. Two of his great-grandfathers were ordained ministers, and pastored churches as well as did itinerant work. Throughout his childhood, his family attended various churches, and eventually got planted in a charismatic church in Thousand Oaks around age ten.
His ministry began at age eleven helping the worship team in the main Sunday services. He studied classical piano privately, and eventually began playing piano and keyboard for many types of services including singles, youth, children's and the main services for several different churches. He has led worship or been involved on the worship team for hundreds of services for more than 20 years.
In the mid-2000's the Lord called Pastor Tom to graduate from Rhema Bible College with an emphasis in pastoral ministry, and later attend Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee to study piano. He also studied at Oral Roberts University. He has been licensed and ordained since 2008.
After college Pastor Tom led Faith International Church in Westlake Village, California for several years. His weekly podcast, The 316 Podcast, is now available on iTunes and Spotify. He is also available to minister the Word of God in churches throughout the Los Angeles area and the world.
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