Pastor Tom McCracken grew up in rural Western Pennsylvania. He completed a degree in Pastoral Studies at Bible Truth Institute and his MA in Christian Studies at Crown College. He also completed a BS in Horticulture at Penn State University, a MEd in Educational Psychology and Ed. D in Educational and School Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tom previously served as pastor of Mt. Carmel Church in Mahaffey, PA. Tom and his wife reside on a hobby farm in Norwood Young America and have two children, Kaitlyn and Tessa. Tom and Fawn both also serve at Crown College where Tom teaches Teacher Education and Humanities courses and oversees Disability Services. Fawn is currently the Associate Vice- President of Adult Online, and Graduate Studies. In his free time, Pastor Tom enjoys cooking and gardening. He and his girls are also avid hunters and fishermen. As a family they enjoy the outdoors and ministering to others through the local church. Tom’s life verses are Matthew 28: 19-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. ” Pastor Tom believes it is our responsibility and duty to reach every man, woman, and child with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.