Pastor Tom Owen
At the age of 21 my life's journey forever changed when I came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I soon realized that He was calling me into the ministry but I wasn't sure exactly what that meant. So I loaded up the car and drove from Waco, Texas, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to start my college education all over again at Tennessee Temple University. It was there that the Lord fine-tuned my ministry goals, had me meet the wife of my dreams, and taught me how to better help people become growing disciples of Christ. A few years later I went back to school and earned a Masters Degree in Church Ministries from Liberty University.
My wife Lisette is an elementary school teacher for Florida Virtual Schools, my son Luke graduated from IRCS in 2013 and now attends Trinity College, and my son Peter and daughter Elysse currently attend IRCS.
For over twenty-five years now I've been blessed to work at churches in Tennessee, Illinois and Florida as a Student Ministries Pastor and a Senior Pastor. I love helping people grow in their faith by teaching them God's Word and by helping them get connected with others in the church. Our small groups ministry is the perfect place for that and I'm so blessed and excited to be a part of what God is doing here at Indian Rocks!