Brain Tome is the founding pastor of the Crossroads Church situated in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been working there since 1996 and serving the church as the senior pastor. He is also the person who deserves all the credit for turning his church into the fourth-largest and fastest-growing church.
Besides being a pastor, Tome is also a podcaster of The Aggressive Life and author of the bestseller Five Marks Of A Man. He is also passionate about motorcycle rides. Recently, he was making headlines for starring in the series Phantom Lake, where he guides nine inexperienced riders on a journey of discovering the Lake.
Biography & Wiki
|Popular Name||Brian Tome|
|Real Name||Brian Tome|
|Date of birth||October 1, 1965|
|Age||56 years old|
|Place of birth||Pittsburg, Pennsylvania|
|Daughters||Lena Schuler and|
|Occupation||Senior pastor, Podcaster, Author, and Motorcycle enthusiast|
|Net worth||1 Million – 5 Million USD|
Brian Tome Net Worth and Salary
Tome might be serving the church, but he is also an entrepreneur who introduced many initiatives to reach more people and grow the church.
Besides his entrepreneurship, he also gets his salary (Around $60K a year) from the church for being its senior pastor. All these add up to make his net worth between 1 Million USD to 5 Million USD.
Brian Tome Family and Personal Life
Tome was born in Pittsburg but was adopted by his adoptive parents soon after. He has not disclosed the identities of either his biological parents or adoptive parents.
He has not spoken much about his family background, but he has shared how he connected with the god.
Tome shared that he was the typical high school football player who played the game all day and then party through the night.
He continued this lifestyle until he had to go to a camp to play football. He was around fifteen-sixteen when he went camping. It was during this camping he felt connected with Jesus.
After that, he started believing more in the almighty than ever. He even got a master’s in divinity degree and worked in the churches as a pastor.
He started his career as a pastor in North Park Church, where he met his wife of thirty-three years, Libby.
He married her in 1988, and they were having a happy life with their three children until Libby suffered a stroke during a workout.
She was in a critical condition throughout the treatment. The doctors had to remove a blood clot from her brain. Despite all odds, she recovered perfectly, which was even no less than any miracle as the health personnel were also surprised by her recovery.
Currently, the couple, along with their kids and grandkids, is enjoying their life serving god.
Brian Tome Wife and Children
The 56 years old pastor has been married to his lovely wife, Libby.
He first met her during his first Sunday service in the North Park Church, and they fell for each other.
The couple got married on 14th May of 1988 and has a blissful marriage to this day.
They have two daughters and a son together, and all of them are married. They even have grandchildren now, whom they adore more than their kids.
Education and High School
The senior pastor is not only skillful with his words, but he is also a qualified man. He did his schooling at Franklin Regional High school, located in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
Once high school was over, he enrolled in Robert Morris University to get his degree in Communication Management.
After he graduated, he joined the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary to get a Masters of Divinity degree.
His Pastor Life
Tome started his career as a student minister at the North Park Church located in his hometown. He worked there for some time and got promoted to the evangelical presbyterian church.
He was doing a decent job there but left it in 1995 after knowing about an opening in the Crossroads Church.
He was going through a magazine when he saw an ad for the founding pastor in the Crossroads Church. He went for the interview and impressed the eleven founding members, who assured him to pay him for his first year from their own pockets.
He took the job and soon moved to Cincinnati with his family. He held the first service in March 1996.
Since the first service, Tome extended the church to twelve physical sites in two cities.
Along with holding services, Tome also started adding initiative services to the church. He established the CityLink Center, which is an all-in-one shop for all kinds of services related to the church.
He also started Man Camp and UNDIVIDED. While Man Camp is a weekend camping for young men, UNDIVIDED is a six-week program focused on racial reconciliation.
He even established a center that helps people suffering from AIDS in South Africa.
Besides being a pastor looking after his church and community, Tome is also an author, a podcaster, and a motorcycle enthusiast. He has published four books so far, including the best seller Five Marks Of A Man. He also hosts the weekly podcast sessions in The Aggressive Life.
Tome is a passionate motorcycle rider who drives thousands of miles in a year. He not only rides them but also loves to modify them. He even received the People’s choice award for inventing a motorcycle part called the stanch clamp.
Recently, Tome also starred in a motorcycle riding series on Amazon Prime called Phantom Lake. In the series, he guides nine inexperienced riders in a physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting quest to find the Phantom lake in the rural parts of Wyoming.
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