Tom thomasson


Interested in Senior Pastor positions.


Name: Tom Thomasson
Phone: 757-484-6443
Years in Ministry: 20 plus years serving in diverse positions. I'm seeking to lead a dynamic, growing church; to utilize diverse experiences; and have a passion to equip God’s people to grow and spiritually reproduce.

Ministry Experience:

2015 – Present
The Bridge Network (Norfolk Area Baptist Association) – Chesapeake, Virginia
Pulpit Supply
     • Encourage church who are between pastors
     • Preach and teach the Bible

2014 – Present Point Harbor Community Church – Chesapeake, Virginia
Point Group Ministry
Community Group Coach
     • Encourage and coach small group leaders
     • Assist the Point Group Director in executing special events
     • Assist the training new Community Group Leaders

Focus Group Leader
     • Lead a discussion group studying various topics
          o Forgiveness Group
          o Stress Management

Men’s Small Group Leader
     • Teach and equip men of all ages to grow in their relationship with Christ.
     • Encourage men to be leaders in their families, the church, and in the community

The Message Facilitator
     • Oversee a casual church gathering that meets in a coffeehouse style environment
     • Works with the Worship Ministry team to make sure the sermon is shown on the big         screen television.
     • Make sure everyone feels welcomed
     • Encourage those who seek counseling.

2005 – 2013 The Village Church of Portsmouth – Portsmouth, Virginia
Executive Pastor (2005 - 2013)
     • Handle the day to day operations of the ministry and help the church realize its            vision and goals.
     • Oversee the various ministries of the church to ensure members are being cared           for.
     • Counsel the membership as needed; individual and marriage counseling
     • Work with Financial Elder to insure salaries and bills are paid
     • Preach Sunday morning sermons

     • Developed the Small Group Ministry
     • Organized the Children’s Ministry
     • Wrote the current version of the church’s Constitution and By-Laws
     • Wrote the church’s Ministry Policies and Procedure Manual
     • Saw four members launched into ministry; one to foreign missions, one to youth            ministry work, and two to church planting.
     • Saw ten individuals come to know Jesus as Savior
     • Twelve baptisms taken place

2006 – 2010 Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia
Transitional Preaching Team Member (2008 - 2010)
     • Support local churches by filling in for their Pastor
     • Preach Sunday morning sermons

Church Plant Team Member (2006 - 2008)
     • Work with local Church Planting leadership in starting new churches
     • Develop and start weekly Bible studies
     • Develop and execute outreach opportunities (i.e. block parties, gas buy down,               etc.)

1998 – 2005 Point Harbor Community Church – Chesapeake, Virginia
Men’s Ministry Leader (2003 – 2005)
     • Assist pastoral staff in developing and implementing men’s fellowship activities,
       including monthly breakfasts, bi-annual retreats, and Father/Son picnic

Worship Team Member (1999 – 2005)
     • Serve as member of worship team, including assisting in leading worship and
       performing special music

Youth Pastor (1999 – 2000)
     • Oversaw all aspects of Youth Department, including instructing middle school and
        high school aged young people and counseling students as needed
     • Organized and coordinated fellowship activities for the purpose of developing a
       community atmosphere in a Christian environment
     • Assisted senior pastor with administrative duties as needed
     • Saw twelve teenagers come to know Jesus as Savior
     • Saw two teenagers called into fill time ministry

Assistant Pastor / Music Director (1998 – 1999)
     • Organized and coordinated Music Department, including leading 35-member choir
       and scheduling special music
     • Planned special events
     • Filled in to preach on Sunday mornings and/or Wednesday Bible Studies
     • Planned conducted the church’s first Easter Cantata
     • Developed and led Wednesday evening children’s program
     • Saw four teenagers come to know Jesus as Savior
     • Saw three teenagers called into fill time ministry


Liberty University – Lynchburg, Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Biblical and Theological Studies with Minor in Christian Counseling
Overall GPA: 3.95