My Journey of Faith
My name is Tom Harmon, my loving wife Joyce and I have been married for forty-three years. We have four children, and they are all are married. Our son Ben and his wife Carmen have four children, Natalie, Levi, Trever, and Joshua. Our daughter Ellen is married to Gabriel Morse, and they have five children, Caleb, Benjamin, Morgan Anne, Isabelle, and Elise. Our son Brian is married to Kimberlee and they have six children, Ellianna, Eli, Titus, Isaac, Silas, Lydia, and Ezra. Our youngest daughter Lydia is married to Michael Baker they have four children, Matthew, Alexandria, Hudson, and Emma. All our children love the Lord and we thank God for His gracious hand upon us.
I grew up in a Christian home and trusted Christ at an early age. I regret to say that most of the early years of my journey I did not walk in the ways of the Lord. In High School I enjoyed football, basketball and track. Upon graduation from High School I attended Northern Michigan University on a four year full ride athletic scholarship. I played four years of college football, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree. In 1973 I graduated from the Michigan State Police Academy and was a trooper for eleven years. In 1984 I sensed God's call on my life to preach and resigned from the department. I pastored a small church north of Lansing for four years and have been a full time itinerant preacher speaking in churches, camps, and Bible conferences for the past twenty-five years. My life's verse is Philippians 3:10
Some people say, "God will never ask me to do something I can't do." I have come to the place in my life that, if the assignment I sense God is giving me is something I know I can handle, I know it probably isn't from God. The assignments God gives in the Bible are always God sized. They are always beyond what people can do, because He wants to demonstrate His nature, His strength, His provision, and His kindness to His people and a watching world. That is the only way the world will come to know Him. - Henry Blackaby