CONNECTIONS PASTOR TOMDOLINGER@CHARITY.CHURCH
I was born and raised in Greensboro NC and was fortunate to be raised in a God centered household where church and Christian fellowship has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember for me and my older sister Christy. Both of my parents love God and serve in the local church and have modeled a healthy marriage for us for over 40 years.
I gave my life to Christ at the age of 13 and felt a calling into ministry early on as a high school student. I have always had a passion for people and team building whether through sports, business, or the church.
I met my bride Leah in high school and became best friends with her long before we started dating. I may or may not have used our friendship to my advantage when working angles to get her to go out with me (just saying). Leah was and is the cutest woman I know and we have been married now for 20 years. We have been blessed with two amazing daughters Denise (18) and Hannah (16) who both love God and are active in their walk with Him.
We moved from Greensboro to Rowan Co. in 2007 with my work and this transition put some new relationships in our lives that really began to shape us and grow us in our walk with Christ and rekindle my calling into ministry. I became a teaching pastor of the church we were attending which had 8 campuses and I would travel from campus to campus preaching the Gospel. I then went on staff full time and had the privilege of being the campus pastor at High Rock Church of Lexington for almost 3 years where we got front row seats to see God do amazing things and see many lives change for Christ.
After stepping away from that ministry, God led our family to Charity in 2014 and it immediately felt like home to us. I have been on staff as the connections pastor since the beginning of 2019 and hope to get people plugged into life groups and watch God change lives through our life groups just like He changed mine.