Care Ministry Pastor
Adult Ministries Team
Tom Gilbert leads the Care Ministry at Northside overseeing recovery programs, benevolence, weddings, funerals, hospital visits, and counseling.
Tom holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois and a Master of Theology from Azusa Pacific University.
Prior to joining to Northside, Tom was a professional counselor for 17 years. He has successfully served people from all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities from Southern California’s upper-middle class to Chicago’s inner city homeless, from teenagers to seniors.
Tom loves his job because God created him to do this work, and he feels most alive when he is teaching at Care Night, helping others, and building meaningful relationships.
Tom is married to Jessica and they have two sons, Isaiah and Zeke. He enjoys spending time with family, weightlifting, and skateboarding.