Tom Pennington

tom penningtonTom Pennington is Pastor-Teacher at Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, Texas.

Prior to arriving in Texas, Tom served 16 years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California in various roles, including as an elder, Senior Associate Pastor, personal assistant to John MacArthur, an adjunct faculty member of The Master’s Seminary, and Managing Director of Grace to You.

Tom is a graduate of Bob Jones University and holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from The Master’s University.

In addition to his role at Countryside and The Word Unleashed, Tom travels internationally to train pastors in expository preaching. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member and the Associate Dean of the Dallas Distance Location of The Master's Seminary.


The Word Unleashed

The Word Unleashed debuted in 2008 on KVTT 91.7 FM Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

Tom’s pulpit ministry at Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, Texas provides the source material for the majority of content on The Word Unleashed. Services at Countryside Bible Church are broadcast live online. Visit

The Word Unleashed is founded upon one principle: God has given you every spiritual resource you need to grow in Jesus Christ, and you find those resources in His all-sufficient Word (2 Pet. 1:3). That’s why Tom embraces expository preaching — an approach that seeks to understand what the original authors of Scripture meant, rather than an approach that reads our own meaning into it.

If that's what you've been looking for, you've come to the right place.

It's our prayer that the transforming power of God’s Word be unleashed in your life.