About Pastor Thomas Darr:

Tom Darr was born August 16, 1950 in York, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Dallastown Area High School in 1968.  Then in 1974 he graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with BS degree in accounting. In 2000 he received his Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, which is now a theological school of Lenoir Rhyne University.

But prior to graduating from seminary Tom and Liz were married in 1995 and brought together a blended family with five children. Since that time, those five children have started families and now they are proud grandparents of 16 grandchildren.

Pastor Darr’s first call in ministry was in Clearfield, PA, at St. John Lutheran Church. While there, he was involved with the youth, community service, and served as a volunteer chaplain at the local hospital. In the fall of 2002, he was called to Angel of Joy Lutheran Church in Lufkin, TX. Angel of Joy had just come off mission status shortly before his arrival, so a large portion of his duties were pastoral guidance, both spiritually and administratively. During his time there he experienced two hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, which affected that congregation.

In the summer of 2006, Pastor Darr was called to Flohr’s Lutheran Church outside of Gettysburg, PA. His vision at that congregation was to journey with them in discovering how God’s Word was redefining their purpose and ministry. While there he also served the greater community. He was heavily involved in starting a backpack ministry for the local elementary school that provided food and clothing to children who were in need. Pastor Darr was also involved in a cooperative midweek youth group called Slice of Faith and a cooperative confirmation program of 10 churches with six pastors and 25 youth. He also belonged to local Lions club and served as an associate chaplain at Gettysburg Hospital.

After Flohrs, Pastor Darr completed a brief pastorate at Trinity Lutheran in Topton, PA, whose purpose was to help them discern their future. Pastor Darr’s last call was at St John Center Lutheran Church in East Earl PA. His primary vision with them was to guide them from a solo pastorate to a shared ministry as they are living in the latter part of their life cycle.

Pastor Darr enjoys music of all kinds, and he plays guitar whenever possible. He loves the outdoors, taking walks with Liz, and just being in the mountains. He is a trout fisherman, a diehard Atlanta Braves fan, and an avid reader. Pastor Darr has his own website where he posts a daily devotional. www.revtommiedarr.com . His most favorite thing though is spending quality time with the love of his life, Liz.