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  1. Debbie Bower

    January 16th, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    This hurt is the closest I’ve felt since losing my mom. It honestly feels like I’ve lost a father. He was such an amazing man and I can’t even begin to put it into words like you so magically do EVERY TIME!
    I loved your story of him greeting you on your first Sunday morning. Aaron and I have an almost identical story!
    We will forever miss you until we see you again in heaven. We love you. See you Soon!

  2. Tina Brown

    January 16th, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    So Beautiful!! Sharing ♡♡. Hugs to you sweet girl! God sure to use all this saddness we’re all experiencing for His good!

    Such a GREAT read!!!!♡♡♡♡

  3. Chuck

    January 16th, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    What you shared Jen was SO Tom through & through. There was a day that I was overwhelmed and in the board room with tears running down my face….Tom came over and put his hands on my face , lifted my head and kissed me gently on the cheek and whispred “We love you Chuck”. Truly one of the most tender moments of my life. He was a beloved friend, greatly admired and as’real’ as they get.

  4. Victoria Schutte

    January 16th, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Jen, thank you so much this is so Good!

  5. Jan Stamm

    January 16th, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Your photos + Tom’s sayings = impactful truth! Love you & your ability to communicate so effectively.

  6. Jenn sinkey

    January 16th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Well written! I enjoyed envisioning your words amd smiled a lot with different memories.

  7. Lori

    January 16th, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, Jen. That was so beautiful! I mean really. Such an amazing tribute. The one turn 80 comment made me laugh. I think I have every CD 😂. 💜😘

  8. Katalina Gomez

    January 16th, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you so much for putting into words and pictures what Tom & his teachings mean to me and so many others. Oh how this hurts but oh how I am also so happy for him.

  9. Jon Dekkers

    January 16th, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you Jen, few people in my life had the impact that Tom had on me when I was newly married and a young father. That was over 30 years ago. I quote Tom at least once a month. I am glad he was in my life.

  10. Dave and Jody Moore

    January 16th, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Jen,
    Thank you for sharing this video with us.
    Thank you for sharing so much of Tom in this video. He had such an unique mind of wisdom and a heart of love.
    Jody, myself and family are so grateful to have had the blessing of being under Tom’s ministry for 28 years. It was special!
    Tom is now in the presence of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
    He has heard “ Welcome home my good and faithful servant.” Tom has completed his assigned task given by His Lord.
    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
    2 Timothy 4:

  11. Dianna Clute

    January 16th, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Jen – what a beautiful tribute to Tom. It brought tears streaming down my face. But these tears were tears of joy and special memories of this special man . Even I have not attended Redemptoon for several years I did visit one Sunday when he was a guest teacher. He never changed at all from the EVBC days still the same magnificent Pastor I remember. I think I still have several note books of notes taken from Sunday mornings and my years attending summer camp as the camp nurse all those many years ago in California. I do indeed remember Oneturn80 and sometimes listen to them in my car. Tom was an amazing teacher and I know that my girls always looked forward as well as myself listening to his message at summer camp giving up his time to come hangout with all of the teenagers. He will hold a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to see him again one day in heaven. I lost both my parents and my son in law (Amy’s husband ) all left this earth in the past 4 months. I am sure they are celebrating his grand arrival. Hugs to you

  12. Darcy Wyant

    January 16th, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    This was wonderful to read – it reminded me of so many things I had forgotten about Tom. His impact was incredible and I’m so sad that we don’t get to see him at church anymore….but so thankful that we will see him again! Praise God!

  13. Melissa Marinello

    January 17th, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Oh I love the 1 turn 80 CD’s they were my favorite when I was in high school. This made me laugh and cry and miss him even more. I remember at summer camps he would find me at breakfast and ask if I was ready to lose in basketball during our free time. How many pastors would find a little athletic kid and play basketball with them all 4 years that they got to go to summer camp? I only know of one. He was amazing and he was used in Gods story of saving Mike and as well as mine. We love you!

  14. Candi

    January 17th, 2019 at 6:48 am

    You hit it, Jen! Your words, Tom’s words, your beautiful pictures thrown in there! Thank you for helping us through this with words we heard him say and sharing your heart! 💜💜

  15. Cyndi

    January 17th, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Jen,
    These memories and truths about Tom are amazing. One I will add is that the first time I ever heard the doctrines of grace was through his teaching. God transformed my understanding of who he is through Tom boldly ,albeit rough at times, 😉 but we all know he softened in that over the years, teaching. I still vividly remember those first messages for me as a 16year old. Not to mention his way of kindness with each interaction I had with him. As God has moved josh and I on we still and will always remember and apply what we have learned from Tom. He is truly unique but also normal. Oh how we love the forever family of God! Jenn thank you for your beautiful post and I miss you! Cyndi K

  16. Amy M.

    January 19th, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    This was a fantastic read Jen. Thank you for this. I loved Pastor Tom and will miss him greatly! But to think I’ll see him one day makes this bearable. I loved his sermons and his way of teaching. I laughed every time he preached. He was so down to earth and so easy to listen to. He will be missed!

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