What is your favorite scripture?
Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
What is your favorite food?
Surrounded by water on the North Fork of Long Island. Gotta be...........Lobster.
How do you "Power Down"?
I find that prayer and meditation helps me to power down and be refreshed.
What is your favorite Characteristic of Jesus Christ?
His availability. Christ is always ready and available when you call on Him.
Pastor Tom MacLeod is in his sixteenth year of ministry in the United Methodist Church, in what would best be described as an encore career. Encore because, prior to this, Pastor Tom has worked; as a veterinarian technician for seven years, followed by twenty five years in the construction field.
Pastor Tom’s first appointment was in the Sag Harbor United Methodist Church. During his time there the church experienced a rebirth that culminated in the building of a new sanctuary. In recognition of that, the Sag Harbor Express named Pastor Tom person of the year in 2010. And in 2012 the Sag Harbor turnaround was a featured story in author Paul Nixon’s book: We Refused to Lead a Dying Church.
In 2014, the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church asked Pastor Tom to move to the hamlet of Cutchogue where he currently serves as pastor in the newly formed North Fork United Methodist Church. Pastor Tom has also been given the specific assignment of overseeing the merger of all four of the local church congregations with the goal of constructing a new centrally located sanctuary in Southold town.
That move to the North Fork represented a homecoming of sorts for Pastor Tom and his wife Bobbie who raised their two children in Mattituck.
Pastor Tom and Bobbie have been married for 41 years. They report to be busier than ever spending their free time with their family, playing golf, or sailing on the Peconic Bay. They travel as much as they can, whenever they can.