Rev Dr Tommy McDoniel
Pastor Tommy is Asbury’s spiritual leader, teacher and visionary. He is Executive Director of Asbury CDC, and the lead pastor of Asbury Church, coming to the Eastside of Flint in 2010. Pastor Tommy has a passion for ministry with the poor and oppressed and serves in numerous citywide organizations. He chairs the Urban Ministry Committee for the East Winds District UM Churches. Prior to ministry Rev Tommy held executive positions at several software companies. He received his Master of Divinity from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary his Doctor of Ministry from Ecumenical Theological Seminary. Rev Tommy also holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science.
Kevin Croom is our Director of Farm to Table Operations and Executive Chef. Kevin has worked in the food service industry for over twenty years serving as Executive Chef and heading up operations. Kevin oversees operations for the Asbury Farm, our in-house food production and café and our Neighborhood Connect program that delivers bottled water and food items to over 1,000 families each week. Kevin has Associate Degrees in Culinary Arts and Marketing and is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in Desert Storm, the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean.
Sylvia Pittman is Asbury’s Director Musical Arts. In her role she oversees the worship band as vocal coach, producer and spiritual coach. Sylvia recently retired as the Chair of the Voice Department of the Flint School of Performing Arts where she taught Voice to people of all ages including Early Childhood Music and was the Flint Festival Youth Chorus Director. Sylvia holds a Bachelors of Music in Education from Northern Michigan University and a Masters of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan. Sylvia has more than 20 years of experience teaching private voice, public school and directing choirs and also performs a variety of vocal styles from jazz to opera. Sylvia works as a vocal coach for recording artists and is often requested as a studio musician.