About Tom Lane

Tom Lane

As Executive Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, Tom Lane oversees the church ministries on a weekly basis working with the senior management team to execute the vision and values of the church.

Tom is a conference speaker, teacher and church consultant. His relational style and personal experiences bring a warm, tender touch to his leadership, speaking, writing and pastoral ministry. He is the author of three books: The Influence of a Father, Conversations with God and Letters from a Dad to a Graduate. He has also written articles for Ministry Today magazine and has produced Foundations—a DVD series on healthy church government.

Tom and his wife, Jan, have been married for 39 years. They have four married children and nine grandchildren.

  • All of us desire to be good fathers, but many of us just don't know how. In Tom Lane's remarkable book, The Influence of a Father, you will discover not only what to do, but how to do it. It's an easy and enjoyable read that will produce benefits for years to come in your family. It's a must read for the father and the fatherless! I wish I had read it 20 years ago.
    - Robert Morris
  • Tom Lane got it right! In his role as a father and in this great book, he has sounded a trumpet call to fathers everywhere. In his personal illustrations and practical suggestions, Tom has given us a thoroughly readable and helpful tool in our calling as fathers.
    - Clark Whitten
  • This is, by far, one of the best books about fathering I have read. Tom Lane offers practical, well-grounded advice…no fluff, no cute tricks, and no terminology you can't understand. This book is a must read if you want to know how to have a powerful influence in your child's life.
    - Gary Smalley, Ph.D