Pastor Tom grew up in western Pennsylvania where he was raised in a non-Christian home. After graduating high school, he decided to go his own way and experiment with alcohol, drugs, and partying. It was not until 2008 that he walked into an Assembly of God church in Ohio, along with his then girlfriend Amanda, and his life was changed forever by the power of God. After they both accepted the Lord that day, they planned their wedding and got married on Valentine’s Day of 2009. Since then, Pastor Tom and Amanda had three wonderful children: Asher, Tyler, and Lexi. After working construction for 12 years and in the coal mine for 6 years, Pastor Tom answered the call of God for his life and moved to Springfield, MO where he attended Bible College. While working through his degree program, he served as the College Age Pastor, and then the Associate Pastor at a local church in southwest Missouri. He has a heart for revival and allowing the Holy Spirit to have His way in our services. He also desires to encourage others to worry less and look to the Lord for everything—Matthew 6:33.
Pastor Tom and his family enjoy spending time outdoors, whether that means hunting, fishing, or camping. So, if you have a secret hunting or fishing spot be sure to invite him along. They also enjoy cheering on their favorite sports teams. Of course, being from western PA, that means all teams Pittsburgh.
Valerie is the bookkeeper and office administrator at Faith Outreach Center. She also has led the Food Bank Ministry at FOC for years, and does an impeccable job of keeping things around the church and in her ministry role neat and orderly. She is always the first to help, and has been a huge asset to the FOC family from day one. Valerie and her husband Randy have four children, four grandchildren and four dogs who keep her busy when she isn't at church.
Ray and Jen are the Worship leaders of FOC. They met right here at FOC and have been singing on the Worship team for about 15 years. They realized the calling on their lives to step into more of a leadership position in 2020. Their goal each week as worship leaders is to lead the congregation straight into the presence of God and allow Him room to have His way.
Ray is also the current Youth Pastor and a board member. Also, Jen leads the kids choir. They have a deep passion for instilling Jesus into young people's lives and enjoy being spiritual parents to those who need it. Ray and Jen have two children, Conner and Brady. Jen is a stay at home mother, who is also a student at Jesus School online. Ray enjoys operating his own home remodeling business.
Mary and her husband William have been attending Faith Outreach Center and involved in ministry roles for a few years. Mary is a certified minister with the Assemblies of God, and is currently in the process of completing a B.A. in History from Millersville University. She and her husband William completed the certified level course through Penndel School of Ministry, and intend to complete licensed level classes in the coming years. William volunteers along side Mary in Childrens Ministry, and leads the Royal Rangers program. William and Mary love to spend their time with their one year old daughter, and they have two dogs.
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