THOMAS ANDERSON, JR.
Lead Pastor | email@example.com
Thomas was born and raised in The Bronx, NY, graduating from Wings Academy High School. He has a B.R.E. in Pastoral Studies from Davis College, an M.Div. from Baptist Bible Seminary, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in New Testament through Clarks Summit University. He met the love of his life, Ruth, in 2007 at Davis College. They dated, and were married on August 14, 2010 in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. They have two beautiful children, a five year old daughter, Carmen, and a two year old son, Thomas III. Thomas did not grow up in a saved home, but ultimately started going to church after being invited by some friends and surrendered his life to Christ his freshman year of high school. Coming out to Spokane in 2015 to work with Moody Bible Institute's Spokane campus, Thomas and his family moved to the PNW from Pennsylvania. He became the Assistant Dean of Student Engagements and an Adjunct Professor. Through mutual connections between Shiloh and Moody, Thomas was given the opportunity to preach on several occasions for the church. He applied for the position of Lead Pastor and was affirmed with a 98% congregational vote on February 11, 2018.
"My life is dedicated to introducing people to Jesus and His story contained in the pages of Scripture."
"I want to create more and better disciples. By that I mean I want to see people come to know and experience the love of God in such a tremendous fashion. I want their lives radically changed by developing a relationship with God, the Creator of the Universe." Thomas and Ruth enjoy trying new foods, watching football, and spending time with their children.
We are so overjoyed to have him on our team! If you want to get to know Thomas better, have questions, or would like to send him a note of encouragement, you can do so by sending an email at the link below.