Who is Pastor Unlikely?
Hi, I’m Tom, the pastor behind Pastor Unlikely:
The Mission of Pastor Unlikely
I want to help you. No matter where you are in life, I have been there and I want to use what God taught me during those years to help you grow closer to Jesus. These are happy pictures above. My family is truly wonderful. The joy and peace in my life amazes me every day. I am a disciple of Jesus, the husband to the love of my life, and the dad of four wonderful kids. But it was not always this way. My life was once a total mess, to put it mildly.
The sin and pain of this world almost destroyed me. I was exhausted from striving for success, for respect and from trying to mold my life to my will. It was only the miraculous power of Jesus that I was saved..from myself. Jesus changed everything. Nothing else could set me free and I tried everything else first. It was only when I met Jesus that He did wondrous things.So if you are seearching, if you are living a life that is not satisfying and wonder if there is something more, come and stay for a while. I understand what you are going through and would love to share what helped me through those years. Once you find it, the whole universe makes sense for the first time.
If you have heard the Bible was corrupted or wonder about the evidence for Jesus, read Was Jesus a Real Person
For more of my story about how I got here, read 5 Powerful Spouse Evangelizing Tools and https://pastorunlikely.com/can-christians-drink-alcohol/ (Both contain my story.
A Lawyer Fighting for Your Joy
But salvation, while being the biggest question is only the beginning of the journey. I didn’t go from totally lost to living a joyful Christian life in a moment. Most people don’t. For me. it took years of research, Bible study, and discipleship. It also took lots of tears, skinned knees and set backs. There are hugely powerful forces that come against the simple Christian who seeks to live a sold out life for Christ. Some of these even come in Christian packaging. With my training as a trial lawyer, God prepared me for sifting through all of the doctrines, arguments and gimmicks that first kept me from Jesus and then tried to pull me off of the path to a mature life in Him. The greatest enemy of the church is not persecution but deception. It is those who seek to rob us of the awesome life that Jesus promises us. Here is trial lawyer Tom:
Pastor Unlikely exists to pass on what I learned in the process. I write so that you can have a simple, joyful and adundant life in Christ. I publish so that we can all better understand the love of Jesus, the grace that is the core of our life as Christians and so that we can live at peace in joy in this sometimes rough world. This is also why I share other resources. I know the pain, the chaos and the loss that life throws at us.
I am a lawyer, a pastor and someone forever grateful to Jesus. I love studying the Bible and telling people about Jesus and all that He has done for me. He took me from scoffing alcoholic atheist to teaching His Word and preaching the Gospel wherever I can.
I would love to help you get to know Jesus better.
Becoming a Christian, born again and filled with the Holy Spirit is certainly not a unique experience as there have been millions of wonderful believers over the centuries. It was certainly a shocking development in my life, though. No one saw it coming including me. Jesus has taught me so much in my time following Him since then. I hope that I can share some of it with you.
Up until the moment of conversion, the idea of my becoming a Christian much less a pastor was just so …unlikely. Thus, the name of this blog.