Pastor Tom Thomas
In January 2017 Tom Thomas joined the FCCI staff with the intentions of becoming the preaching minister. Tom has enjoyed successful ministries in Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee. He comes from a family of preachers: his father and six uncles were ministers, several aunts were married to ministers, his brother and several cousins are ministers, and three are missionaries. Tom is married to Lisa and have three sons one of which is in the ministry. Together they have four grandchildren.
Since January 2018, Tom has taken the lead role in preaching and teaching Wednesday night Bible Study. Tom’s wife, Lisa has taken over the lead role in our worship services.
Tom enjoys being apart of this church family in Inverness and looks forward to the Lord blessing the ministry of FCCI. He invites you to come and worship with us and get to know this loving family of FCCI where you are sure to get a smile and a hug! Together we lift up Christ so He can draw all men to Himself (John 12:32). Tom’s aim in ministry here at FCCI comes from Colossians 2:2 “My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,..”
Pastor Ray Kelley
During his 50 year career Pastor Kelley has served in various aspects of Christian ministry: V P for Academic Affairs at Dallas Christian College , Texas; President of Winston-Salem Bible College, Winston-Salem, NC; and professor and administrator with Mid-South Christian College, Senatobia, MS. He also held interim and weekend ministries in Missouri, Mississippi, West Virginia and Alabama. Prior to FCCI, he pastored with Live Oak Christian Church, Live Oak, FL.
Ray was born and reared in Grayson, Kentucky, where his parents were professors at Kentucky Christian College. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Kentucky Christian University, Master of Arts from Morehead State University, Morehead, KY; and Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.