Name: Tom Thomasson Email:email@example.com 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.
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) Duties: • 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
Accomplishments: • 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) Duties: • 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 Accomplishments: • Saw twelve teenagers come to know Jesus as Savior • Saw two teenagers called into fill time ministry
Assistant Pastor / Music Director (1998 – 1999) Duties: • 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 Accomplishments: • 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