Executive Director of the Tom Lane Executive Leadership Institute
During his time at Gateway, Tom has served as the executive senior pastor for 12 years, Dallas campus pastor for 2 years, and apostolic senior pastor for 7 years before assuming his current role as executive director of the Tom Lane Executive Leadership Institute at Gateway.
His vocational ministry experience spans more than 40 years serving at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. He has served in various roles, including business administrator, administrative pastor, executive pastor, executive senior pastor, senior pastor, and executive director.
Tom’s ministry experience, relational style, and personal experience bring a warmth to his leadership, speaking, writing, and pastoral ministry. He has written several books including: Tested and Approved, Heritage, A Father’s Influence to the Generations, Healthy Church Government, He Still Speaks, He Still Speaks to Kids, Strong Women and the Men Who Love Them, and Letters from a Dad to a Graduate. He has also written articles for Ministry Today.
Tom and his wife, Jan, have been married since 1972 and are blessed with 4 married children and 15 grandchildren.