About

Tom Anthony is one of the founders of the Neighborhood Collective and the Minister of Community Life at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves on the senior staff with Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. As a church planter and founding pastor in Indianapolis, Tom transitioned his church to a neighborhood model back in 2000. In 2007, he went to Pantego Bible Church in Fort Worth, Texas, where The Connecting Church model was first implemented. In 2009, Tom moved to The Ascent Church in Monument, Colorado, to serve as their Executive Pastor and was the chief architect for their transition to a neighborhood model. In 2013, Tom oversaw a church merger which positioned The Ascent Church as a multi-site church pursuing a neighborhood model. In 2014, Tom came to San Antonio to join the senior staff at Oak Hills Church. Oak Hills opened her 7th campus in 2015, and currently has over 10,000 people in weekend attendance.

Tom’s work in neighborhood in a small church plant, in the original Connecting Church, in a church merger environment, and in a gigachurch gives him a unique perspective on how to lead and transition a church in a neighborhood model. He is currently working on his first book related to neighboring and plans to release it in 2016. You can reach him at toma@oakhillschurch.com.

Tom has been married since 1991, and he is the proud father to eight children!