Thomas Tarrants

last updated 2/1/2018

Thomas A. Tarrants

Vice President for Ministry and Director, Washington Area Fellows Program at C.S. Lewis Institute

8001 Braddock Rd. Suite 301, Springfield, Virginia, United States
HQ Phone:
(703) 914-5602

General Information


University of Mississippi

Doctor of MinistryFuller Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity Degree

Master of Divinity DegreeEastern Mennonite Seminary


Board Member - Scripture Awakening Inc

Member - Ku Klux Klan

Member - White Knights

Board Member - Christian Legal Society

Board Member - Scripture Connections Inc

Member of the White Knights - KKK

Recent News  

Synod 2017 (Synod)

Tom Tarrants is the Vice President for Ministry & Director, Washington Area Fellows Program at the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington, D.C.
He is a former Ku Klux Klan terrorist. He was ambushed by local police during a planned dynamite bombing at the home of Mayer Davidson a leading Anti-Defamation League official in Meridian, MI. He was severely wounded in the attack and later served eight years in prison. While in prison he came to Christ and renounced his racist beliefs. Tom has served as co-pastor of Christ Our Shepherd Church in Washington, D.C. and as a member of churches in our diocese, most recently The Falls Church Anglican. He currently attends Alexandria Presbyterian Church. He is the author of two books, and consults with churches and organizations seeking to develop discipleship programs and materials to strengthen the local church. Tom holds a Master of Divinity Degree, as well as a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Christian Spirituality.

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Fishers of Men: Following the Great Commission |

Thomas A. Tarrants III, Director of Ministry at the C.S. Lewis Institute, cautions, "There is a crisis of discipleship in the American church today.

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Thomas Tarrants
Thomas Tarrants Tom Tarrants has lived in the Washington, DC area since 1978, and served as president of the C.S. Lewis Institute from 1998 to April 2010. Prior to the Institute, he served as co-pastor of Christ Our Shepherd Church and the director of The School for Urban Mission, both in Washington, DC. He is the author of two books and is a consultant for Scripture Awakening, developing discipleship programs and materials to strengthen the local church. Tom earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Church Alliance.

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