Rev. Tom Parsons graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University and has been in full-time ministry for 19 years. He has led Hartford City Wesleyan since 2001, having now lived in Blackford County longer than anywhere else in his life! Pastor Tom is married to Kara, who is a R.N. at Ball Memorial Hospital. Together, they have five children: Bryce (11th grade), Thomas (9th grade), Becca (8th grade), Bailey (6th  grade) and Allie (5th grade). Outside of church, family life often revolves around activities like soccer, band, choir and pizza/movie night.

Fun Factoid

Having served six years in the US Army, he jumped out of planes and helicopters over 100 times, earning jump wings in the United States (ask him about getting “blood wings”), Honduras and Germany.

Guilty Pleasure

Watching all shows pertaining to Bigfoot, in hopes such a creature truly exists, and eating a multitude of mini-donuts on Saturday mornings.

His Passion

Not becoming a Christian until his 20’s, Pastor Tom is extremely passionate about seeing adults choose to follow Jesus and aiding them in the maturing process (discipleship).