His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ (Matthew 25:23)
“Our TCC family mourns the passing of our beloved member and brother in the Lord Tom Phillips. While we rejoice that he is now in the Lord’s presence (along with his beloved Gert), we will so miss his warmth, deep love of Christ and faithful presence at TCC since Palm Sunday 1956. Those of us who were privileged to spend time with him on a regular basis know how a visit with him also had the same outcome: we left encouraged in our faith and in the Lord (and beaten at Rummikub!). The wake this giant in the faith leaves for the cause of Christ worldwide is remarkable in every sense of the word. What a witness and an example to all of us. We are encouraging our members and friends to post memories on Tom here. Please do pray for the extended family, Patty and family, Bobbie and family, Tom and family and Debbie and family. They are now mourning the passing of their beloved dad, grandfather and great-grandfather soon after losing Gert. May Tom’s favorite scripture be theirs as well during this time of great grief and loss: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (KVJ).