Counselor / Board Member
Pastor Tom Coker
Tom Coker was born and raised in the Big Thicket of Southeast Texas. He grew up in a Christian home and attended the local Lutheran Church where he served as the president of the youth group. During his high school years, God called him into the ministry of counseling. Despite the calling, Tom had dreams of making it big in the business world by having his own business. Upon graduating high school, Tom attended Concordia Lutheran College in Austin, Texas.
During his freshman year, he met his wife Kim. They were married in 1995. Like most marriages, Tom and Kim found out early that marriage is not easy. They attended marriage counseling, a “Christian Counselor,” who only wanted to help them mediate a divorce rather than lead them to the healing power of Christ. This experience soured his taste for counselors but ended up playing a wonderful part in shaping the counselor that he is today. Despite the horrible experience of that particular counselor, Tom and Kim were able to find healing for their marriage and now have two wonderful children, Hannah and Noah.
Upon graduating from college, Tom moved to Dallas and experienced the failure of business and the success of promotion in the corporate world. Tom’s promotion ended up moving his family to Connecticut, but after five years in the Northeast, Tom had a new business opportunity and decided that this was his chance to move his family back to Texas. They settled on Round Rock where they still live today. Two years into the business, the economy took a downturn and he made the difficult decision to close the doors. It was also during this time that he and his family were struck with devastating news. As a result, Tom began to re-examine his life and whether or not his goals were God’s goals. After being on his knees in prayer, God reminded Tom of the calling that He put on his life as a teenager.
Tom joined Head to Heart Restoration Ministry in 2011 and is a National Christian Counselors Association Licensed Pastoral Counselor and Co-Director of Head to Heart. He uses his professional training and personal life experiences to bring the healing power of Christ to those who are wounded and broken.
Tom Coker’s Education and Pastoral Counseling Credentials Include:
- BA in Business Management – Concordia Lutheran College
- Head to Heart School of Pastoral Counseling
- National Christian Counselors Association Certified Temperament Counselor
- National Christian Counselors Association Licensed Pastoral Counselor
- National Christian Counselors Association Clinical Supervisor
- Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
- Ordained as a minister in the State of Texas
National Christian Counselors Association Faith-Based Board Certification:
- Member National Christian Counselors Association