Tom was born in Hamilton. He is married to Evonne and they have two adult children and one grandson.
Tom was a school teacher before commencing full-time ministry. He and Evonne spent eight and a half years in Tapanui before coming to First Church in 2002.
Tom is passionate about teaching and preaching Jesus Christ and encouraging others to serve God with their gifts.
Tom loves spending time on his boat with friends, riding his bike with his wife, Evonne and building anything from models to restoring motorcycles and loves fun