Thomas J Pickett was born in Topeka, KS, on July 1, 1944, the first son of Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Pickett. Tom has two younger brothers. The family lived in Corpus Christie, TX, for two years during WWII while Elmer served in the U.S. Navy. After the war, the family made a number of moves, from Kansas City, MO, to Gunnison, CO, to Pueblo, CO, and finally to Lakewood, CO, where Tom graduated from Lakewood High School in 1962.
Tom left Colorado to go to Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, in 1963. Two days after he graduated in 1967, he married his college sweetheart, Adrienne Russell. Over the next three years, they had two sons, David and Andrew. And now they have six grandchildren. The family lived in Pasadena and South Pasadena, CA, for the next 23 years.
Tom worked for Ambassador College in their Mail Department and their Security Department from 1967 through 1988 before being transferred to the Pastoral Ministry of the Worldwide Church of God in 1988. Tom worked in Pasadena with the Auditorium AM congregation until being transferred to Mobile, AL, as an Associate Pastor in 1990. He then became a Senior Pastor in 1993 and worked in the Mobile area until later in 1993 before being transferred to Harrisburg, PA, as the Senior Pastor. Tom worked in that region for the next six plus years. While in the Harrisburg area, he hosted a two-day conference for the Office of Reconciliation Ministry (ORM). That experience profoundly affected and changed the direction of his life.
In 1999 Tom was transferred to Fort Worth, TX, as the Senior Pastor. He was also assigned to be the Chapter Leader for ORM in the Fort Worth area. After working in the region for 11 years, Tom was able to host another two-day conference for ORM in 2010.
Tom retired from full-time pastoral ministry in 2010, and now works part-time in pastoral ministry with the New Hope Christian Fellowship of Grace Communion International in Euless, TX. He has gone into a shared ministry with three other ministers called, “A Time to Reconcile.” This ministry began in January of 2011, and they began a radio program in February of that year. This broadcast can be heard at Big Country Radio, KCLE 1460 AM in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. There is also a Website, which allows the broadcasts to be heard and downloaded online. That website address is www.atimetoreconcile.net Tom is looking forward to the future, and continues to minister to others in the ministry of reconciliation.
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