Tom grew up in Boise, Idaho (yes, the home of the blue football field, where he is an alum). The Lord graciously transferred him through business all the way to San Diego, where He drew him to Himself through a Philip/Andrew relationship with his own brother back in Boise, and a neighbor who was a pastor—it turned out at the church where he would eventually meet his future wife, Suzie. Again work moved the Barbour’s to the Temecula Valley in 1993, but it wasn’t until 2009 that they found FBC, and have been ministering in a variety of areas from RMG leadership, New Visitors, Equipping classes on stewardship and family finance, to now Hospitality.
Tom & Suzie have three daughters–Sara (married to Chris Hunter), Megan and Shelby (married to Zach Hazell), all of whom are members of and ministering at FBC. They have also been blessed with two grandchildren, Eleanor and Samuel.