Rev. Tom Lorimer

Instructor in Bible, Theology, Worldview, & Homiletics


Phone numbers:
(606) 693-5000, ext. 150


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After pastoring in Iowa, Pastor Tom and his family moved to Kentucky Mountain Bible College at the invitation of Dr. Phil Speas in 1995. Rev. Tom Lorimer serves as the Executive Vice President at Kentucky Mountain Bible College.  He previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs (Academic Dean) for 15 years, ending his term in 2019.  He teaches Holiness, Homiletics, Pastoral Ministries, Church Administration, and Worldview Classes. For more than forty years he has pastored various churches, and is currently the pastor of Five Mile Community Church in Vancleve. In addition, he preaches and teaches for revivals, camp meetings and retreats. He is the author of three books and various periodical articles. Thomas and his wife Becky have five children and eleven grandchildren.

“No matter where you go in life, there you are.  No matter where you are in life, God is there.”

“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1)

  • 1995-present: Instructor at Kentucky Mountain Bible College, Jackson, KY
  • 1995-present: Pastor of Five Mile Community Church, Vancleve, KY
  • 2002-2021: Executive Vice President, Kentucky Mountain Bible College, Jackson, KY
  • 2004-2019: Vice President of Academic Affairs, Kentucky Mountain Bible College, Jackson, KY
  • 1990-1995: Pastor of Fort Madison Church of the Nazarene, Fort Madison, IA
  • 1984-1990: Pastor of Clarion Church of the Nazarene, Clarion, IA
  • 1982-1984: Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, Waukesha, WI
  • 1979-1982: Pastor of Kempton Church of the Nazarene, Kempton, IL
  • 1977-1979: Assistant Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene, Ottawa, IL
  • 1975-1976: Youth Pastor at Gilman Church of the Nazarene, Gilman, IL


  • Master of Church Management, 1988 – Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Literature, 1981 – Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Literature, 1977 – Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

Academic Awards, Certifications, Credentials, and Experience

  • Currently holds ministerial credentials with the Church of the Nazarene (Iowa District) as an Ordained Elder
  • Abstract writer for Religious and Theological Abstracts
  • Member of the Evangelical Theological Society
  • President of the Breathitt County Ministerial Association
  • Plays saxophone in the Breathitt County Community Band
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Religion and Who’s Who in American Christian Leaders
  • KMBC Faculty Member of the Year 2008-2009
  • KMBC Faculty Member of the Year 2014-2015