Tom was born in 1951 and graduated from Latrobe High School in 1969. He worked in construction for several years running heavy equipment. Tom gave his life to Christ in 1971 and answered the call to ministry in 1976. He attended the Free Gospel Bible Institute, where he graduated in 1979. He served in a local independent ministry for several years before founding Word of Life ministries in 1986. He has served as senior pastor there since that time. Tom and his wife Debbie were married in 1973 and have 2 sons, Jonathan and Nathan. Both boys are married and have blessed Tom & Debbie with 6 beautiful grandchildren. Tom's interests, besides his Love for his Lord and family & church, include street rods and motorcycles (especially Harleys) and his heart's desire is to see people grow in their love for Jesus and one another.