TOM INGLIS

tom_picTom is recognised by many as an apostle of worship who carries a prophetic word that is fresh and relevant for the church today. He has travelled into many nations teaching the message of ‘worship as a lifestyle’ and is considered by many as a pioneer in this area. Those who hear Tom speak on the subject recognise the prophetic anointing and authority he carries in this area in relation to the role of worship and revival in the church.

His passion is focused on helping raise up a generation of worshipers, and believes this will be one of the great hallmarks of the church before Jesus returns. This website will help you discover the treasures God is releasing to His church in the area of worship and resources to develop ‘worship as a lifestyle’ in your personal life and church.

Tom was born in Scotland and moved to South Africa as a 14 year-old boy with his parents. He and his wife Barbara were saved in December 1976 shortly before he graduated from university with a master’s degree in Science in 1977. He had his own business as a chemical consultant until joining ministry full time in 1982 as music director at the Rhema Bible Church, Randburg, South Africa.

During the years 1985 -1988, he recorded 3 songs that charted on the top 40 secular music charts, giving him access to the secular media with the gospel message. In particular, the song ‘Champions of Love’ outsold many of the popular secular artists of the time and given air play for 37 weeks while on the charts. Another highly successful album and video recorded live at Rhema Bible Church in 1993 called ‘We Are One’, (Integrity Music) opened up doors for concerts in South Africa, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Austria, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and  Philippines. Two other popular albums were recorded titled ‘Mountains’ and ‘ Megapraise’ along with extended singles called ‘What Have We Done to the Song’ and ‘Destined to Win’ that both charted. Tom also toured with notable musicians such as Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Husto Almario, and legendary gospel artists, Phil Driscoll and Chuck Girard.

In 1984 Tom had an unusual encounter with the Lord in his study for about forty minutes where the vision of The Worshiping Church & Psalmody Schools was birthed. He continued fulfilling various duties at the Rhema church until 1987 when he felt it necessary to focus on the ministry full time. He and his family continued as members of the church for the next seven years until they immigrated to San Diego, California in 1994.
 Tom ministered across the United States and internationally for four years, teaching mostly on worship lifestyle. He then took an appointment in 1998 as worship leader and assistant pastor at New Covenant Fellowship in Temecula, California. During the next few years the church prospered and God birthed a vision in Tom to pioneer a church in Sydney, Australia. The family arrived in Sydney on April 1st, 2002 and started Sydney Life Church in the northern Sydney suburb of Mosman on August 4th that same year. For more information about the church visit www.sydneylifechurch.com

He is married to Barbara and they have 4 wonderful children who are all serving God in some capacity.