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Tom's church

First Baptist Church of Ellenton
Palmetto Florida , 34221

About Tom
  • Education: AA, Manatee Community College, Bradenton, FL, 1994; BA, University of South Florida, Sarasota, FL Campus, 1998; MA, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lousiville, KY, 2000
  • Experience: Youth Division Cooridnator, Southside Baptist Church, Sarasota, FL, 1996-1998; Youth Coordinator, First Baptist Church, Lake Placid, FL, 1998; Associate Pastor/Christian Education, Edwardsville UMC, Georgetown, IN, 1998-2001; Associate Pastor/Christian Education, Village Baptist Church, Destin, FL, 2001; Pastor, Indiantown Baptist Church, Indiantown, FL, 2001-2004; Associate Pastor/Music and Christian Education, FBC Manatee, Bradenton, FL, 2005-2009; Senior Pastor, FBC Ellenton, FL, 2009-Present
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope the outlines and sermons I share on this website are helpful and useful to all of you, but especially to younger and newer preachers. I remember the difficult times I have faced preparing sermons for the first time and I hope I can help others in the same situation.
  • Family: I have been married to my beautiful wife, Carolyn, for over 11 years. We reside in Sarasota with our five dogs.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They always have good things to say -- they are my parents, after all!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Tom, preach the Word!" - Adrian Rogers
  • What I want on my tombstone: Here lies Tom (we think!)
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  • Facing Partiality

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2003
    based on 19 ratings

    “If you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors" (James 2:9). God hates partiality.

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