Our Family

Tom & Ruth met at Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) in 1983 and were married in 1985. Ruth works as a personal care attendant working with individuals with developmental disabilities. She has been there since 2008. They are excited that their young adult children are discovering God’s specific plans for their lives.

Their oldest, Alex (second to the left) is a worship drummer working in several different local churches in Lancaster County. He is also on the leadership board of “The Well Downtown” which is a gathering of over 150 young adults that come together on a regular basis for worship and Bible teaching in the Elizabethtown, PA area.

Please pray for Alex as he is seeking the LORD for achieving new goals in the coming year. Pray wisdom and favor over him. He desires to be used even more by God in the coming days.

Ryan (to the left) works full time as an international Bible speaker for Youth With A Mission (YWAM) specifically in power evangelism. He speaks at YWAM Bible schools all over the world. He has taught in countries including Japan, Sweden, Australia, Holland, several countries in Africa and throughout America. His particular interest is Japan and has been developing a ministry there called Empowering: Japan that trains people in street evangelism like Jesus taught His disciples.

Pray for Ryan as he develops these international ministries. Pray that the LORD leads others to him that have similar callings. Pray for protection over him as he travels many miles – often alone.

Chloe completed her 2nd year of training with YWAM in Colorado Springs in January. Two years ago she completed her first Discipleship Training School (DTS) at the Arvada Campus in Denver. She has a keen interest in personality types and has studied extensively on the subject. This second phase of Bible school had an emphasis on counseling. She is living in Colorado and is seeking direction from the LORD for what is next.

Pray that God establishes her and connects her to the right people as she seeks to connect her interests to help others.

Tom’s wife, Ruth works as a personal care attendant and has been faithfully supporting Tom since the beginning of LightShine Ministries. She is an amazing wife and mother. Tom and Ruth are thankful for three amazing young adult children that one the LORD.