The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Bandy
Guiding Christian Leaders for Ancient Mission in the Contemporary World
Tom Bandy is an internationally recognized author, consultant, and leadership coach for Christian organizations and faith-based non-profits. He mentors and coaches diverse church and non-profit leaders for personal growth, program development, and organizational sustainability. Tom works with on-site and on-line. He provides personal coaching for clergy and CEOs, and webinars for boards and ministry teams.
Tom is a favored guest lecturer and teacher for spirituality and spiritual leadership, demographic diversity and lifestyle sensitivity, and adaptive church development. He is widely respected for his unique ability to understand diverse cultures, traditions, and denominational polities; and his grasp of systemic change and congregational mission. Denominational, congregational, and nonprofit leaders appreciate his ability to discern opportunities, clarify options, and guide faith-based organizations for greater mission impact. Tom has developed resources to interpret lifestyle expectations for ministries, and planning tools to interface with the demographic research of www.MissionInsite.com.
Tom is now an independent and international coach and consultant working with leaders and churches across the denominational and theological spectrum. He works with Protestant (Evangelical and Mainstream), Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Pentecostal churches locally, regionally, and nationally. He works with Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic and Latino, and Asian churches in urban, exurban, suburban, rural, and even remote contexts. And he works with mega- and micro- and multi-site churches.
He has worked across the states, provinces, and major centers of the US, Canada, and Australia, and via internet with church leaders in Europe and Africa. He has been a pastor and planter in three denominations in the United States and Canada. In the 1990's he was the national officer for Congregational Mission and Evangelism for the United Church of Canada.
Tom has published over 25 book and numerous articles some of which have been translated into Spanish, Korean, and Afrikaans. (See the list on this website).
Tom is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. He received his master’s degree and teaching certification from Princeton Seminary and Princeton University, and his academic doctorate in philosophical theology from the University of Toronto and Victoria University. He has participated in the American Academy of Religion since 1981, and has served the board of the North American Paul Tillich Society. He writes for both professional and academic audiences. He lives with his family near Toronto, Ontario Canada.