Our Pastor (or Elder) is Lanny Thomas Tanton (Th.M, Ph.D [cand]). Lanny is a graduate of Wayne State University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches, large and small over a forty year period. He has written various articles that have been published in theological journals and were well received by Biblical scholars on Greek grammar (he has taken 8 years of Greek, both Classical and Biblical). He has not only taught various books of the Bible but has also taught classes and spoken at conferences on Church History, Bible Study Methods as well as on leadership and decision-making. He delights to be a theological middle-man using his knowledge of Greek and Hebrew to teach the Bible more accurately and clearly with a practical application to the average person.
Between college and seminary, Lanny worked as a purchasing manager for an English automotive company in England where weekend visits to the British Museum’s Biblical manuscript division led him to leave secular employment and seek to serve in the ministry.
His hobbies include listening to classical music, reading history, college football and cutting a one acre lawn with a push mower. He has spoken twice at the prestigious Austin Civil War Round Table on the subject of religion and the Civil War.
He is married to Ruth Ann, his wife of 39 years. Ruth Ann is professional musician, plays the clarinet and is a graduate with two degrees in music from the University of Michigan. He has two grown sons and two grandchildren.