God is more interested in your character than in your comfort. God shapes us through our trials.
Dr. Tom and Donna Mullins are the founders of Christ Fellowship. Their desire to make a difference for Christ in Palm Beach County inspired them to start Christ Fellowship in their home in 1984. Their leadership has helped to grow the church from 40 people to over 30,000 on regional campuses in South Florida. In addition, there are nearly 15,000 people experiencing Church Online every week through a live streaming on the Internet around the globe.
Pastor Tom earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from Georgetown College and a doctorate from Liberty University. Before starting Christ Fellowship, Pastor Tom played and coached football on both the high school and college levels, and he remains a coach at heart.
He is the author of The Leadership Game and The Confidence Factor: Discovering the Winning Edge for Life. Because of his dynamic teaching style, Pastor Tom is a highly sought speaker who travels internationally on behalf of world-renowned organizations such as EQUIP, Campus Crusade for Christ and Athletes in Action. He also serves on the boards of EQUIP, Place of Hope Children's Home, Places of Hope International and Gleaning for the World.
During a trip to Russia and Romania in 1993, Donna was burdened to respond to the needs of the abused and neglected children in Palm Beach County, Florida. During a time of prayer, she knew it was time for the church family to respond and defend the cause of the fatherless' (Isaiah 1:17).
Place of Hope Children's Home was birthed to respond to the crisis in the foster care system and now cares for sibling groups that have been abused and neglected. Place of Hope serves as a model of residential care. One of the largest residential foster care organizations in the state of Florida, comprised of six cottages with a total of 36 beds.
Donna has been a significant part of many of the ministries of Christ Fellowship throughout the years. From starting the Children's Ministry and Women's Ministry to continuing to build the Prayer Ministry teams, her spiritual leadership has been invaluable to the godly foundations of Christ Fellowship.
Tom and Donna have been married for more than 45 years. They have two adult children, Noelle and Todd. Todd and his wife Julie have a son, Jefferson.
In 2011, Pastor Tom and Donna, along with the Board of Elders, repositioned the ministry by entrusting the leadership to Todd and Julie Mullins as the Lead Pastors of Christ Fellowship. Pastor Tom and Donna continue to play a vital role in the church by bringing the model of Place of Hope nationally, building a school of leadership, expanding the international missions with church plants and schools in Africa, as well as writing more books.
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