TOM BAKER was 18 years old when he was born again on the Oregon Coast. It was the summer of 1970 during the “Jesus People Revolution” and he soon was labeled a “Jesus Freak”. He says nothing has changed.
After attending Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon he was hired by the Portland Foursquare Church to oversee the Nicky Cruz Outreach Center they were sponsoring. He would go on to pioneer the Yakima Foursquare Church in Yakima, Washington before returning to assume the Senior Pastor role at the Portland Church as well as serving as a Divisional Superintendent.
Tom is currently serving as a “Pastor at Large” in the Portland/Vancouver/Beaverton area on call to area funeral homes to come alongside grief stricken families in their season of loss, facilitating the memorial service for their loved one. He and his wife Carol have been married 42 years and have been blessed with two sons and three grandchildren.