Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Gilmore is a retired pastor who has served over 42 years at five congregations in Cleveland Ohio. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where he received his degree in Education. He served as a teacher in the East Cleveland School system and then transitioned to become the Director of Parking & Transportation for University Circle Inc.
He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS) where he also worked as the Director and Area Coordinator of Education for the Cleveland Center from 2011 – 2018. He continues to serve ATS as an adjunct professor, as an advisor for the Doctoral Program and as a Care Giver for the Institute of Formational Counseling. He has been actively involved with many national and local ministries where he has served on the executive boards of the Ministers Council of American Baptist Churches, USA and for the Cleveland Baptist Association (CBA). He currently serves as the CFO for the CBA and the Cleveland Clergy Alliance. Dr. Gilmore loves to teach and has taught several workshops on a variety of topics including biblical studies, practical theology, clergy care, marriage, and finance. His hobbies include biking, bowling, birding, and photography.
He has been married to Rev. Dr. Dianthia Gilmore for the past 43 years and have often worked as partners in ministry including co-pastoring. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.