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Welcoming Dr. Tom & Kathy Kinnan

We have found a place for Dr. Tom & Kathy to live, but we need a few things to make their stay complete. Follow the SignUp Genius link below. Please make your donation a gently used or new item. Call the office if you have any questions.

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Written Survey AND Life Cycle Evaluation

These are two “assessment” instruments that our interim pastor, Dr. Tom Kinnan, and NXTStepChurch Services would like as many people as possible to complete, as part of getting to know the JFC congregation.  So, if you call Jackson Friends Church your church home, and you are at least 15 years old, please consider completing one or both of the following:  A Written Survey (that lists a variety of open-ended questions but also some objective-type questions) AND a Life Cycle Evaluation (that has more objective-type questions/rankings on it).  These two documents will be located at two round tables in the lobby area just outside the sanctuary on Sunday mornings over the next 2 weeks.  Please complete and return them to a basket that will be marked “Completed Surveys”, as soon as possible.

If for some reason you can’t pick up a form(s) in person at the church, you may contact Lori Osugi at the church office (330-966-0616) and she can either mail you a hard copy or send it to you via email.

Thanks for considering to complete one or both of these assessment instruments !!

Welcome Dr Tom Kinnan, our Interim Pastor

Tom and Kathy Kinnan have been married nearly 50 years and have two married children and 7 grandchildren.  Prior to retiring, Kathy taught humanities at Whitefield Academy, a Christian classical education school, and puts up with a weird and wacky husband.

Tom comes to us with a depth of knowledge and experience.  With 46 years of pastoring, and nearly 50 years of ministry, Tom brings a depth of knowledge as well as a tenderness and compassion to his presentations.  Known for his insight, humor and challenging teaching, you will find his presentations to be anointed of God. Tom has traveled internationally as a speaker at colleges, churches, conventions, retreats and camps.  He has extensive experience in servicing mission fields and missionaries. 

Tom’s heart is to see people in the church become equipped to live their lives devoted to Christ in the community where God plants them to be a light.  He does not want to maintain a church but wants it to be a living and growing body of believers.

Tom is the Founder and President of Good Shepherd Ministries and serves with New Church Specialties as an interim pastor.

We look forward to having Dr. Tom with us beginning in September! Watch the video below for a few words from him.