Pastor Tom's Page

Hello, welcome my home page. I invite you to explore my pages and the numerous links I have to other places.

Just a little about me

I live in Mesquite, Texas with my wife Audrey, and my two children, Caleb and Nathaniel.

I am presently an associate pastor at Faith Lutheran Church, in Plano, TX.

Before my move to Faith I was Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Dallas, Tx. I served Hope for nearly 5 years (1997-2002). I also served as associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brownsville, TX (1996-1997). I have also taught elementry school and spent four years in the Air Force as an Airborne Command Post Communications Technician.

I recieved my undergraduate training in elementary education at Concordia Teachers College - Seward, NE, receiving a Bachlor of Science in Education/General Science in 1989. I taught 5th and 6th grade at St. Matthew's Christian Day School - Miami, Florida for two years before entering the seminary.

My vicarage (intern) assignment was to Cordero de Dios, Denver, CO. Before beginning my vicarage Audrey and I attended an 8 weeks intensive Spanish course in central Mexico. Following my vicarage assignment I spent another year teaching (4th and 5th grade at Emmaus Lutheran School, Denver)before returning to the seminary.

I completed my seminary education at Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne, IN, receiving a Masters of Divinity in 1996.

I enjoy backpacking with my family, ham radio and serving my community as aCivil Air Patrol chaplain.


Check These Pages Out for Christian Resources and Other Places of Interest on the Net

Lutheran Church Bodies, Organizations, and Ministries Resources for the Pastor and Lay Theologian News and Weather Sources
Hope Lutheran Church Civil Air Patrol, Blacksheep Composite Squadron My Brother's Home Page
My Wife's Middle School Science Pages Search the Internet Texas District - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Lutheran Church Bodies, Organizations, and Ministries, Resources for the Pastor and Lay Theologian, News and Weather Sources, Hope Lutheran Church, Civil Air Patrol, Audrey's Middle School Science Pages, My Brother's Home Page, Search the Internet, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Texas District (LCMS), Crayon

The Hymn of the Day for the Festival of the Reformation, October 31, 2002

Musical Note

"A Mighty Fortress is Our God"

          1) Amighty Fortress is our God, A trusty Shield and Weapon;
             He helps us free from ev'ry need That hath us now o'er taken.
             The old evil Foe Now means deadly woe;
             Deep guile and great might are his dread arms in fight;
             On earth is not his equal.

          2) With might of ours can naught be done, Soon will our loss effected;
             But for us fights the Valiant One, Whom god Himself elected.
             Ask ye, Who is this?  Jesus Christ it is,
             Of Sabaoth Lord, And there's none other God;
             He holds the field forever.

          3) Tho' devils all the world should fill, All eager to devour us,
             We tremble not, we fear no ill, They shall not over pow'r us.
             This world's prince may still, Scowl fierce as he will,
             He can harm us none, He's judged the deed is done;
             One little word can fell him.

          4) The Word they still shall let remain Nor any thanks have fore it;
             He's by our side upon the plain With His good gifts and spirit.
             And take they our life, Good, fame, child and wife,
             Let these all be gone, They yet have nothing won;
             The Kingdom ours remaineth.  Amen

Text: Martin Luther, 1529  
Tune: Ein' Feste Burg,  Martin Luther, 1529

For more hymns in midi format see The Lutheran Hymnal Midi Project