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Thom is 62 yrs old and has been married to his bride Cindy for 36 yrs. They have 2 grown sons Justin & Paul who have provided them with 3 grand children. Justin is also the worship Leader @ CCWV
After spending most of his adult life running from the calling that he felt for many years, Thom would find himself very distant from what God had planned for him. God’s grace & mercy would be extending to as low as Thom could have gone in his life to pull him out of the depths of darkness.
Thom is a product of the “Jesus People” movement that started out of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa where Pastor Chuck Smith ministered to a group of youngsters known as “Hippies.” Thom was one of those people who was looking for peace & love and found it in Jesus after hearing a guy named Lonnie Frisbee share the gospel in a way he understood.
Many years would go by before Thom would find himself totally surrendered to the Lord and began serving Him with his whole heart. Thom would eventually land @ Calvary Chapel in McMinnville, Oregon where he was mentored by Pastor Ron Smith. It was there that Thom began to serve leading classes in “The Most Excellent Way” & also teaching in the extension bible college. He would find himself preaching at a “Cowboy Church as well as stints at the Rescue Mission in Salem.
Thom currently teaches @ the Jail in McMinnville on Sunday Nights as well as the Federal Prison here in Sheridan on Monday Evenings. Thom & his wife Cindy were instrumental in Planting the church here in Sheridan in 2008 where they began with 12 people meeting @ a local elementary school.
Thom continues to be amazed at the grace & mercy of God in allowing him to be used to teach the word as well as shepherd a group of people who love him being their Pastor.
“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12
Lonnie who turned 66 this year has been married to his wife Chris for 12 yrs. Together they have 8 grown children Brandi, Corina, Cole, Jule, Jake, Willie, Jonathan, & Jessica. They are the proud Grandparents of 32 grand kids who they adore spending time with. Lonnie has been attending CCWV since 2014 where he & Chris just moseyed in to check it out and has been here ever since. He remembers giving his heart to Christ in 1962 and has been serving as a Deacon @ CCWV since 2016
Lonnie worked in the upholstery business for 45 yrs & can be found still tinkering with it @ Dillons Custom Upholstery. Lonnie is also an over all “Fix it” kind of guy and has background in just about every job you can imagine. He can be found assisting Lee & a host of others @ the facilities making sure all is well.
Lonnie loves fishing, outdoors & woodworking. When he is not moving his house over 3′ he enjoys just spending life with his bride.
Life Verse: Isaiah 40:31