Rev. Tom Berlin is a native of Winchester, Virginia, and is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In his current appointment, Tom serves as the Lead Pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia.
An exciting part of Floris’ ministry and international outreach has been the establishment of the Child Rescue Centre for children affected by child labor and trafficking and Mercy Hospital in partnership with the Sierra Leone Annual Conference of the UMC. Tom also serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors for Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Tom has co-authored three books with Lovett Weems, “Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results,” “Overflow: Increase Worship Attendance and Bear More Fruit” and “High Yield: Seven Disciplines of the Fruitful Leader,” all published by Abingdon Press. He is also the author of several small group studies: “6 Decisions That Will Change Your Life,” “6 Things We Should Know About God” and “6 Ways We Encounter God.” Tom’s latest books, “Defying Gravity: Break Free From the Culture of More,” “The Generous Church: A Guide for Pastors” and “Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess” were released in 2016 by Abingdon Press.
Tom is married to Karen Loughry Berlin. They have four daughters: Rebekah, Kathryn, Hannah and Sarah.