Tom Pennington has served as Pastor-teacher at Countryside Bible Church since October 2003. Prior to arriving in Texas, He served 16 years in various roles connected to Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, including as an elder. He spent his last four years there as Senior Associate Pastor and personal assistant to John MacArthur. During the eight years before that, he served as Managing Director of Grace to You, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the international radio, tape, publications, and internet ministry. Tom’s role as Pastor-teacher includes the pulpit ministry, overseeing the church staff, and working with the rest of the elders to provide leadership and shepherding to the entire church. In addition to his role at Countryside, he is actively involved internationally in training pastors in expository preaching. Tom and his wife, Sheila, have three daughters: Lauren, Katie, and Jessica.