Cherrydale Baptist Church
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
To love God and people above all else
Spiritual Formation Pastor
Tom and Nicole Oostdyk started attending Cherrydale in 2007 while Tom completed a seminary degree at Capital Bible Seminary. They met at Messiah College. Their son, Caleb, was born on May 1, 2012. Tom grew up in West Milford, NJ and came to faith in Christ when he was nine years old through the faithful ministry of his parents.Tom joined the pastoral staff in May 2012. In his role as Spiritual Formation Pastor, he provides oversight to Cherrydale’s Small Group Ministry, Sunday Classes and Electives, New Member Ministry and Care and Benevolent Ministry.
Tom loves to read history and he and Nicole love to find new coffee shops and explore new places.
Family: Nicole and I were married in 2008. Our son, Caleb, was born on May 1, 2012.
Where you were born: Oak Ridge, New Jersey (not near a turnpike exit…:)
Hobbies: Nicole and I love to read, check out new coffee shops, travel, go on walks together, and watch movies. Also, quiet Saturday mornings are amazing.
Favorite Food: Does ice cream count as food? If not, then key lime pie.
Favorite Book: Truman by David McCullough
Favorite Authors: Kevin DeYoung, Tim Keller, David McCullough, Eric Metaxas
Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream: Coffee of course.
Fondest childhood memory: I’m not sure if this tops the list or not but its close. Every year for a long time my family would spend Thanksgiving weekend working at my grandparent’s farm – filling their woodshed, clearing fence rows, etc. The highlight was coming home from church on Thanksgiving morning to the smell of dinner cooking in the oven. After feasting we usually rolled ourselves into the living room to watch Home Alone.
Favorite Scripture Verse, passage, or book of the Bible: Favorite book: Hebrews. Favorite passage: Galatians 2:20
If I had a different job I would be . . . a missionary or maybe a history teacher.
Nobody knows that I still . . . prefer peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.
If I could ask God one question it would be . . .
any additional insight on the Trinity?