Dr. Thomas Childs earned a B.M. degree in Jazz Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans, a Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, studied at the Goethe Institute in Manheim Germany for a Summer, a Master of Theological Studies from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from St Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. Thomas has toured with the Christian band TRUTH, as well as playing in the New Orleans Symphony, the New Orleans Saints Jazz Band, the Desire Brothers band, the Harmon Lights jazz band, and others. Additionally, Thomas was the first chair trumpet player in the state of Alabama All-State competition, first chair in the Southern United States Honor Band, and the Outstanding Music Major for Loyola University in 1993. Dr. Childs is the founding pastor of the LifePoint Fellowship Church in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Childs has been an adjunct faculty for teaching Christian Leadership in the clinical pastoral education program at Harris Methodist Hospital, as well as teaching Christian Leadership at Texas Wesleyan University.