Tom Anderst grew up in Southern Alberta. Both sets of grandparents homesteaded on the Saskatchewan/Alberta border. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary – BComm; Taylor Seminary – MDiv (formerly Edmonton Baptist Seminary) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass – DMin in Preaching.
Tom has served churches in Edmonton and Ottawa prior to coming to SVBC. He is married and has 3 grown children and as of June 2021 is a grandfather. His passions include “the Word of God, Encouraging others in ministry, Politics, Sports, World Affairs and meeting people from everywhere.”