Pastor Tom Downs has had the pleasure of serving as Gilead's Lead Pastor since 1986. Pastor Tom earned his B.S. from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and his M.A. from University of Detroit. His hobbies include scuba diving, golf, exercise and travel. His biggest passion, however, is teaching God's Word. He has been married to Cindy (his best friend and co-laborer) since 1986. They have two daughters, Christina and Rachel (both daughters graduated from Liberty University with nursing degrees). Christina and Rachel are married to godly men who serve on staff at Gilead. Pastor Tom believes leaving a godly heritage and legacy will be his greatest achievement.