Tom lived extensively in Southeast Asia with his family in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and Japan. He and his wife Sandi started this adventure in cross cultural living and teaching in Thailand on the Thai/Lao/Cambodia border during the Vietnam war in 1966. They ended their journey in Japan teaching at Tokyo Christian University and Seminary. He has facilitated graduate level leadership development courses in Africa and India. In what he calls his most exciting adventure is their involvement mentoring Millennials. I love being one of them, in a sense, a Senior Millennial.
Tom and Sandi have been married 56 years and live in Tucson Arizona. They served as missionaries under the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Thailand and Cambodia in public health among people with Hanson’s disease, theological education, and refugee resettlement. He served as administrator and as faculty professor at the Alliance Biblical seminary in the Philippines. He held faculty positions at Biola University, Simpson University, Seattle Pacific University and at Tokyo Christian University. After retirement he and his wife facilitated courses under Development Associates International.
Blessed with 4 children (Daniel, Scott, Tami and Mike) they have 11 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.
Tom holds a BA in Missions/Theology from Simpson University, an MA in Missiology and PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Being the most senior members at Redemption Tucson we enjoy an active serving community with many Millennials. Most every Sunday is an exciting ride in relevant contextual preaching through the relevant theological sand and surf and refreshing authentic worship.