Tom L. Evans joined the NAD Evangelism Institute in 2011. He teaches classes and offer seminars in the areas of: Church Growth and the Equipping Pastor, Ministry Coaching, Field Evangelism, and Natural Church Development. He is also director of SEEDS Church Planting Conferences. More than 12 SEEDS Conferences are held annually in North America and internationally.
Tom began full-time pastoral ministry in 1990 and has served in the Upper Columbia Conference, Texas Conference and Australia. His roles have included: Youth Pastor, Conference Youth director, Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, Church Planter, Conference Church Planting and Stewardship director, along with Administrative, Personnel, and Ministerial roles.
Tom’s most recent ministry assignment prior to joining the NAD Evangelism Institute was as the Church Planting director for the Texas Conference. 114 new churches were planted over a period of 9 years. A model of lay led church planting with pastoral coaching and mother churches was pioneered which allowed for more rapid expansion of God's work.
A significant ministry passion for Tom is working with refugees in North America and abroad. He serves as the board chair for ASAP Ministries. In his classes and at SEEDS Conferences, there is a focus on ministering to the Biblical trio of “foreigners, widows, and orphans.”
Tom completed his undergraduate studies at Walla Walla College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications. He holds both a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University. His Doctor of Ministry project is entitled Implementation of a Conference-Wide Church Planting Strategy within the Texas Conference.
Tom is married to Mara (originally from Brazil) and has 3 girls and 2 boys. His hobbies include: gardening, softball, racquetball, traveling and raising golden retrievers.
Tom brings to NADEI his expertise in church planting and extensive experience as a Natural Church Development coach. His strengths and ministry passions lie in team building, leadership, administration, vision casting, preaching, creativity, evangelism and church growth.