About Tom Hypes

Tom Hypes is an ordained Pastor who has served in churches and the camping ministry for over 25 years. He currently leads at The Shepherd's Fellowship and volunteers at Leapin' Outreach (clothing ministry), Marion County Citizen Circle (helping clients with transitions from prison to community), Kirkpatrick Food Pantry, and ministers in the local nursing homes. He has also contributed to Group Magazine, CBA Marketplace, and Youth Worker Magazine. He serves in his ministry in the partnership with his family; wife Jenni, son Ryan, and daughter Emily.

Should I share psychic’s Sylvia Browne’s 2020 Prediction?

Should Christians pass around the posts about self proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne “predicting” the coronavirus in 2020?  I have been seeing several Christians (many close friends whom I love) sharing this post. Can I ask you to reconsider?  First, the prediction is vague on purpose and doesn’t really match up to the coronavirus. It did […]

When Does Life Begin?

On the pro-life vs pro-choice debate (and I’m not sure if I can call it that anymore as some are changing the definitions of those phrases to fit their needs)….. Before you come up with a view one way or the other, you have …. have…. have… to ask yourself….. when does life begin? If […]

In Another’s Eyes….

Several years ago, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood had a hit song talking about how significant others saw a couple who were tempted as better than they really are. There are many ways that we are impacted by how other’s see us and how we see them. Sometimes it’s in a positive way where someone […]

How to Leave a Church

Often times, I have addressed church hurt and pastor hurt over the years. Many have stories of being hurt over the years and I am one of them who has a couple stories under my belt. For some, they have experienced a messed up pastor or church. Others just simply had a different way of […]

Psalm One

Psalm One – ESV “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by […]

Is My Daddy in Heaven?

My wife sent me a video today that is moving around the internet. In watching it, it was a touching moment from a couple days ago where a little boy asks the pope if his father is in heaven. His father was an atheist but had all four of his kids baptized into the catholic […]

Breaking the Silence: Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking Conference

The numbers of real lives impacted from sexual abuse are astounding. What is more heartbreaking is when you realize a real person with real hurt is tied to every number. That is why we are bring international speaker and author, Nicole Braddock Bromley to Marion for a time of sharing and hope for those impacted […]

Choose Friends Wisely

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20 Recently, my family and I were on a trip for my grandson’s first birthday. While we were there, we thought we would visit a church close to his home for a Sunday morning gathering. The pastor was preaching […]

Should I tithe off my income tax return?

A friend of mine asked me if they should tithe off of their income tax return the other day. It’s a question I usually hear every year so here’s my quick thoughts in case you wondering…. If you tithe off of your “take home” salary, then yes. This is finances coming back to you that […]

Disrespectful Leaders

A friend of mine put on Facebook…. “Where do ” leaders” in the church find it in the Bible to be disrespectful to anyone? I am tired of supposed “leaders” posting disrespectful videos, memes, etc. We are to love everyone and pray for our leaders whether you like them or not! Please stop! You are […]