Collinsville Community Church

Collinsville Community Church
Collinsville, Oklahoma

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Established 1930
"No Creed but Christ, No Law but Love"
(918) 371-2622 Church

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 182
Collinsville, OK 74021
Street Address: 1400 West Oak)
The lovely church building above was heavily damaged by fire in June 2004.
The church was rebuilt at the same location and reoccupied in Feb. 2006.
The drawing above is for the new church constructed in 2005 and ready for services Feb. 26, 2006.

Pastor --
Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Schwartz

Pastor Tom's Phone number: 918-499-0276
Pastor Tom's blog:
Pastor Tom's email: tomschwartz1966@gmail.comto

The Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Schwartz was born in Kingfisher, a rural farming community of about 4,000 people, located in north central Oklahoma. He grew up in the long-time family home, located on the family’s small farm, which remains dedicated to wheat production. Pastor Tom graduated from Kingfisher High School in 1984, where he was an honor student, a leader of the state-recognized debate, drama, and speech team, a member of the academic team, and a staff member for the school newspaper.

Working both full-time and part-time to pay for his higher education himself and to prevent incurring debt, Pastor Tom earned the associate in arts degree in history, magna cum laude, from Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla., in 1990. He earned the bachelor of arts degree in history, cum laude, in 1992, and the master of education degree in social sciences, in 1993, from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Pastor Tom earned the master of divinity degree, magna cum laude, from Phillips Theological Seminary in Enid, Okla., in 1997. While a seminary student, he served part-time as pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Jet, Okla. He was ordained to the Christian ministry by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma in 1997 at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Fairview, Okla., where he was serving full-time as pastor.

During his eight years of ministry at Fairview, Pastor Tom also earned the doctor of ministry degree with a specialization in Christian counseling, highest honors, from American Christian College and Seminary in Oklahoma City in 2001; the master of counseling psychology degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva in 2003, and the master of arts in biblical and theological studies from Luther Rice University in Lithonia, Ga., in 2003. He also participated in the Billy Graham School of Evangelism at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., in 1997; the Vacation Term for Biblical Study at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, in 1998, and the Holy Land Pilgrimage to Israel of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Oklahoma in 2000.
In addition to the Jet and Fairview congregations, Pastor Tom served part-time as pastor

of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Morris, Okla., from 2007 to 2010. All three congregations experienced numerical and spiritual growth during his tenure. The Morris church was recognized by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada for being in the top 10 percent of congregations its size for new members added in 2009. He served as senior minister of Immanuel Evangelical Church in Needville, Texas, from 2011 to 2016, when he accepted the call to serve Collinsville Community Church as interim pastor.

In addition to his pastoral experience, Pastor Tom taught part-time at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore, Okla., from 1995 to 2010; served from 2002 to 2004 as part-time outpatient therapist at Youth and Family Services of North Central Oklahoma in Enid, and from 2005 to 2010 as a full-time hospice chaplain for Sojourn Care of Tulsa, Inc., ministering to the terminally ill and their families.

Pastor Tom lives in Collinsville with his son, Patrick, who is a freshman at Collinsville.

(March 2016)