New Life Church welcomes the ministry of Tom & Jane Seaman to our pastoral staff. Tom Seaman became part of the New Life Church staff January 1, 2016 as an Associate Pastor of Outreach & Assimilation. New Life is excited to partner in ministry with this talented couple to reach our community for Jesus. Contact Tom at Tom@newliferh.com or call the church office 912-727-3369.
Family: Tom has been married to Jane for 34 years. Jane grew up in Atlanta, GA and met Tom in college in Kansas where they sang in choir, played in Marching Band together and served in a local church. Tom and Jane have complimentary gifts and have been partnering together in ministry ever since. Jane is currently serving as Assistant to the United Methodist Coastal District Superintendent. They have 3 children, all serving God in ministry. Melissa (29) just recently completed her Masters in Biblical Studies from Regent University and is working in Virginia Beach, VA. Monty, (27) is a Freelance Designer and Web Developer in Shippensburg, PA. and Moriah, (26) is Pastor of Worship at the Vineyard Church in Baton Rouge, LA..
Education: Tom attended Sunshine Bible Academy (class of 75), where he was active in music, drama, student government and lettered in 4 sports. He attended Sterling College, (KS) and majored in Music Education. In1987, he received his Masters in Music Education from Wichita State University. He has continued as a “life-long learner”, reading numerous books and attending many seminars & conferences. He was licensed as a Pastor by the Brethren in Christ in 2003 and was ordained in 2011 By the National Association of Christian Ministers.
Ministry: Tom taught music for 21 years in Christian Schools: 5 years at Sunshine Bible Academy, 2 years at Heritage Christian School, Ft. Collins, Co and 14 years as Chairman of the Music Department at Central Christian College, McPherson, KS. Tom has also been very active serving in the local church as a Minister of Worship Arts. Tom served in over 11 different churches, directing orchestras, bands and choirs, leading worship & producing Christian dramas and Christian Concerts. Tom also served in the role as Senior Pastor for 6 years and was instrumental in planting 2 churches. Tom has also been an active speaker and seminar leader for over 30 years....speaking at camps, retreats and conferences and has a special passion for leading Worship Seminars.
As a musician, Tom is skilled in piano, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet & accordion. He appreciates a wide variety of music and enjoys playing Jazz, Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Classical, Country, Praise & Worship and Southern Gospel. He likes to keep active with basketball, tennis, hiking, swimming, wood carving and photography.