Born and raised in Victoria, Texas.
Friends, family and activities are all a big part of Tommy’s life. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Kim for 32 years. Tommy and Kim have three children, Joshua 30, Lauren 26 (Mrs. Randy Cochran), and Parker, age 17. He enjoys family time, golfing, swimming, cooking out and long conversations with friends. Though he has been married to Kim for over thirty-two years, he still continues to date her and considers her to be the most important person to him (after Jesus).
Tommy and Kim’s motto in life is “Love God, Love People.” They intend to spend the rest of their lives serving God by serving people. Their passion is to pastor this local body of believers (www.rfchurch.com), watching them become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Further, Tommy’s plans for the future include consulting with churches and ministries to increase their reach and Kingdom impact. He recently started a full-service consulting ministry to pursue this passion.
Having both a global and local perspective, Tommy has enjoyed traveling on behalf of the ministries in which he has been involved. He has traveled most of the United States speaking at churches on behalf of the International Missions Ministry – Book of Hope International (now ‘One Hope”), where he served as Church Partnership Representative. Tommy has also been privileged to participate in short-term missions trips in Honduras, Mexico, Haiti, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, and Vanuatu.
Tommy has served in several leadership capacities. He was president of the ministerial fellowship in his city, served on the North Texas Task Force on the Occult, was the Sectional Youth Leader for the Wichita Falls Section and served on the board of the Mike Hagen Strength Team Ministry. He was also recognized as a future leader within the a non-denominational fellowship of churches when he was asked to serve on the District Youth Cabinet and the Committee for Civic and Moral Awareness. In addition, he has served on the board of a multi-million dollar manufacturing company in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Tommy has been a speaker at meetings, conventions, youth camps and church services both nationally and internationally.