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Thom S. Rainer is the founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community and resource for church leaders. Prior to founding Church Answers, Rainer served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Before coming to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

In addition to speaking in hundreds of venues over the past 20 years, Rainer led Rainer Group, a church and denominational consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. The firm provided church health insights to over 500 churches and other organizations over that period.

Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons: Sam, Art and Jess, who are married to Erin, Sarah and Rachel respectively. The Rainers have ten grandchildren: Canon, Maggie, Nathaniel, Will (with the Lord), Harper, Bren, Joshua, Collins, Joel, and James.

He is the author of more than two dozen books, including I Am a Church Member, Breakout Churches, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Simple Life, Simple Church, Raising Dad, The Millennials, Essential Church, and Who Moved My Pulpit?

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Anatomy of a Revived Church: Seven Findings of How Congregations Avoided Death

Anatomy of a Revived Church: Seven Findings of How Congregations Avoided Death

Becoming a Welcoming Church

Becoming a Welcoming Church

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Thom S. Rainer Biography

Thom S. Rainer is the founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community and resource for church leaders. Prior to founding Church Answers, Rainer served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Before coming to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

In addition to speaking in hundreds of venues over the past 20 years, Rainer led Rainer Group, a church and denominational consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. The firm provided church health insights to over 500 churches and other organizations over that period.

Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons: Sam, Art and Jess, who are married to Erin, Sarah and Rachel respectively. The Rainers have ten grandchildren: Canon, Maggie, Nathaniel, Will (with the Lord), Harper, Bren, Joshua, Collins, Joel, and James.

He is the author of more than two dozen books, including I Am a Church Member, Breakout Churches, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Simple Life, Simple Church, Raising Dad, The Millennials, Essential Church, and Who Moved My Pulpit?

Thom S. Rainer Videos

  • Dr. Thom Rainer | Advice to Young Pastors
    Dr. Thom Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. He has authored more than a dozen books addressing church health and growth...
  • Becoming a Welcoming Church by Thom S. Rainer
    New for each Church Member: http://www.Welcoming.Church Most church members don’t see their churches clearly. In almost all of Thom...
  • Thom Rainer - I Am Going: To be a Church Member - 1 Corinthians 12
    Thom Rainer, President of Lifeway Christian Resources, preaches on how our membership with our local church is not meant to be a country club.

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    Booking fees for Thom S. Rainer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thom S. Rainer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thom S. Rainer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thom S. Rainer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thom S. Rainer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thom S. Rainer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thom S. Rainer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Thom S. Rainer Speaker Videos

  • Dr. Thom Rainer | Advice to Young Pastors
    Dr. Thom Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. He has authored more than a dozen books addressing church health and growth and pastoral leadership, including Becoming a...
    Becoming a Welcoming Church by Thom S. Rainer
    New for each Church Member: http://www.Welcoming.Church Most church members don’t see their churches clearly. In almost all of Thom Rainer’s consultations, church members perceive their...
  • Thom Rainer - I Am Going: To be a Church Member - 1 Corinthians 12
    Thom Rainer, President of Lifeway Christian Resources, preaches on how our membership with our local church is not meant to be a country club.

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