The verse Acts 1:8 “to take His word from Jerusalem to Samaria to the ends of the earth” fueled his desire to launch CreatePossible LLC and Resource Global in 2010. Previously, he served as Special Assistant to the President at Moody Bible Institute and brought new life and partnerships to their major donor development, school, conferences (Founder’s Week, Pastor’s Conference), publishing, and radio entities. Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, he was in the telecommunications industry where he was a consultant with FMHC Corporation and Project Manager with American Tower. He also spent two years as a pastor at Lakeview Church in Northbrook, IL and 15 years working with high school and college students at the Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago. Tommy earned a Master’s degree from Moody Theology Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Tommy has worked on a variety of ministry projects with the Lausanne Congress, the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram, the Willow Creek Association (WCA) and the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Urbana Missions Conference, Ravi Zacharias Ministries, TogetherLA with Tim Keller, among others. Recently he has worked with the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC), Billy Graham Center, World Relief, City to City, Barnabas Group, and the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) planning their conference and conventions and strategy implementation. He has traveled internationally to over eight countries including Indonesia, South Africa, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, Kenya, etc.
Resource Global is committed to resourcing and releasing the next generation of local leaders for Gospel restoration in their cities. They currently are working in the city of Jakarta, Nairobi, and Singaporel. He also started CreatePossible LLC with his brother Jimmy to create a for profit company that helps to fund the ministry of Resource Global. Tommy is also the Managing Director of the Barnabas Group Chicago, a gathering of marketplace leaders who want to see the time, talent, and treasure of marketplace leaders and other Kingdom leaders help ministries transform lives worldwide.
Tommy is on the board of inContext with Michael Easley, Pui Tak Center, and Renew Chicago. He lives in Chicago, IL with his wife Charlene and daughter Samantha. They attend Park Community Church.
President, Resource Global - email
Managing Director, Barnabas Group - email
Managing Director, CreatePossible LLC - email
Current Projects for CreatePossible include:
Mom | Blogger | Speaker
Sandy Hamstra lives in Chicago with her husband, Mark, and their three kids. They moved around the country and overseas before eventually resettling their family back in their hometown. Sandy is a foster parent, military spouse, and helps lead Rooted Chicago, a ministry that seeks to encourage and connect women across the city. She graduated from Trinity Christian College and has worked in communications, event planning and marketing. She now spends most of her time raising her family and continuing to stay engaged in her local community and church. She loves reading and learning, weekend getaways with her family and all things coffee, of course. She writes at www.fewerdeeper.com about clearing space in exchange for a deeper relationship with God and people.
Doc John Fuder
Director | Heart for the City and PrayChicago
Dr. John Fuder is the Founder and Director of Heart for the City. Doc Fuder's passion to teach and train others to engage the city comes from his many years of experience in ministry in California and training students in Urban Studies at Moody Theological Seminary. Now Doc Fuder is equipping the broader body of Christ to engage more deeply in contextualizing the Gospel in their local communities. He has also been leading the PrayChicago movement that began in 2014 and still growing today. He holds a B.R.E. from Prairie Bible College, an M.A. in Religion from Pepperdine University and a Ph.D. from Biola University. He and his wife, Nellie, have three children and a granddaughter and live on Chicago's north side.
Pastor | Park Community Church - Bridgeport
Kensen serves as a Pastor for Park Community Church in Bridgeport. Prior to this he was on the Pastoral Staff at the Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago’s Chinatown overseeing the Young Adult, College, and High School Ministries. He spent over 3 years as the Associate Director for the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. A graduate from the Moody Bible Institute Graduate School with a Masters of Divinity, with an emphasis in Urban Ministry. He grew up in the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s south side. In 2001, upon graduation from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s in Bioengineering, he then married his college sweetheart and best friend, Susan in 2003. He is passionate about bringing people before God’s word and challenging them to pursue the God that pursues them. He loves eating Americanized Mexican food and lives in Chicago with his wife and 3 sons.
President | Goodcity Chicago
Jimmy serves as the President and CEO of Goodcity. in 2009, he was named one of Crain's 40 Under 40 following his bid for the United States Congress in the 11th District of Illinois. Jimmy was the former Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and the Pacific Islanders, the former Special Assistant to the Governor of the State of Illinois, and also the former Executive Director of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. He is energetic, creative, and on the forefront of Innovation when it comes to developing business throughout Chicago. His wife and two daughters live in the University Village of Chicago.
Office Manager & Chief of Staff | Chicago Principals & Administrators Association
Kent is a lifelong Chicagoan and attended Chicago Public Schools and the University of Chicago (Political Science). Currently, he manages member services and the operations of the Chicago Principals & Administrators Association. He has attended Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood since childhood and now serves as in their youth ministries and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He also serves on the boards of the Pui Tak Center and the Pui Tak Christian School. As of 2018, he has completed 10 marathons.
Project Manager | Resource Global
I am finishing my Masters of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in preparation to be in pastoral ministry. It's been a journey to this exact step, but I feel incredibly equipped going into the pastoral route because my mind isn't just focused on Bible and Theology (thought that is important). My mind and heart care for communities, social and cultural ills, and the flourishing of human life. The skills of leading events and ministries on campus, doing extensive research on communities, and building relationships on Wheaton campus have prepared me to take this step and continue to be a learner at the age of 27. I am so thankful for my time at Wheaton College and can confidently say that Wheaton has prepared to truly seek Christ and his Kingdom.