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Tom Ellsworth's Bio:
Tom Ellsworth has served with the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, Indiana, since January, 1981. In the past 27 years the congregation has grown from 80 to 2,500 and transitioned through a building fire, a relocation and four building programs.

Tom served as the NACC president for the 2001 Tampa convention and has enjoyed being one of the speakers for the Energizing Smaller Churches Network (ESCN) Conference sponsored by Standard Publishing. Tom holds degrees from St. Louis Christian College (where he serves as trustee) and Cincinnati Christian University. He is co-author of the book Preaching James (Chalice Press, 2004) and author of Beyond Your Backyard (Standard Publishing, 2008).

Elsie and Tom have been married for over thirty years and have two daughters: Emily and Rebekah. In his spare time Tom enjoys spending time with his family, tinkering with his 1948 Chrysler, flying and aviation history.

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