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TOM SARGEANT BIOGRAPHY

Tom Sargeant grew up in the Midwest in the town of    Danville, IL.  He was given up for adoption at birth.  His adopted family took him to the Lutheran Church for as long as he could remember.  There we two VERY significant moments that Tom remembers in his life growing up in the church.  Somewhere between the age of 12 and 14, he remembers a very distinct moment when his reason for going to church changed.  It was no longer because his friends were there, which they still were and it was no longer because they had good cookies between services, which they still had.    His reason for going to church changed to wanting to get to know God.  This is when he believes he was born again.  After all, the Bible says:

10As it is written:    "There is no one righteous, not even one;
    
11there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.  12All have turned away, they have together become worthless;    there is no one who does good, not even one."

Romans 3:10-12 (New International Version)

The next moment is when Tom was confirmed in the Lutheran church.  For most people this is just a "social progression" and "a rite of passage" to become the member of a church.  However, for Tom, he believes that this is when the following Scriptures were true of him:

 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:11-13 (New King James Version)

But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach) that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.  Romans 10:8-11 (New King James Version)

The second monumental event in Tom's life was when he was confirmed at the age of 14 and at the very same time began experiencing everything that the Devil has to throw at young people to keep them disconnected from God.  Throughout his days in the church while in high school, Tom knew all about the 10 commandments and the Lutheran Church, but was never taught how to maintain a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, other than going to church on Sunday.

 Since a person cannot grow physically if they only eat one meal of physical food, once a week, neither can they grow spiritually if they only have one meal of spiritual food, once a week.  Consequently, even though Tom was connect to a church and body of believers in Christ, while in high school, when he went off to college, everything and everyone else became more important to him than God, since he was so immature spiritually.

 The following verse was most certainly not supremely applied in Tom's life:

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

From the beginning college at the age of 18 until the age of 35, Tom pursued the world more than God and his life suffered for it, in many ways, physically and spiritually.  Every once in a while he would willingly go to church and usually get something out of it, but not on a regular basis.  Also, he was not reading his Bible or praying since he never really understood what it meant to grow in his relationship with Christ. 

Finally in February of 2000, Tom hit the lowest point in his life.  Since he was living his life by sight and not by faith, by the flesh and not the spirit, his two greatest motivations, his love life and his career were in the tank and nowhere where he wanted them to be.  Since his life wasn't what he wanted it to be after living his life the way he wanted to live it for so long, he thought maybe he should start going to church again.  Maybe, just maybe that just might make a difference.  Boy did it make a difference.

 In February of 2000, Tom started to going to Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, IL pastured by Cal Rychener, a wonderful man of God.  In May of 2000, Tom moved to Atlanta, GA to find better employment and had NO thought whatsoever that he was moving to the "Bible Belt".  Progressively, since February of 2000, Tom began growing in his faith that had been planted into him in his pre-teen years. In August of 2000, Tom began attending North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA pastured by Andy Stanley, another wonderful man of God.  Starting in January of 2001 Tom began getting connected with a wonderful group of Christian men, whom have significantly helped him grow in his faith.   Some of them are: Billy Uelze, Kelly Talamo, Walt Henrichsen, Gary Hinchman, Gordon Wadsworth, Boyd Bailey, Bill Ibsen, Ken Boa, E.M. Bounds, A.W. Tozer, David Newcomb, Charles Lutz and Josh Adams, just to name a few!

Tom was baptized as an adult in August of 2001 and been growing in his faith EVER since.  Now that he has begun living according to the Spirit of God and not his flesh, he has been able to be a Grade School, High School and Adult Small group leader. 

His greatest passions are to improve other people's quality of life both spiritually and physically.  This ALL starts by helping people grow in their knowledge and ultimate intimacy with God.

This passion is what drives Tom's hope and prayer that this goal will be accomplished in the lives of everyone who comes in contact with E CUBED International.

Tom has degrees in Public Relations and Creative Advertising along with a concentration in Business and Marketing from Bradley University.  He has 23 years of media and marketing communications experience.

 

 

Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.                                                                               Thessalonians 5:11 (New American Standard Bible)

But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.            Hebrews 3:13 (New American Standard Bible)

Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.   Ephesians 4:29 (New Living Translation)

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