Tom Ives is president of Reign Ministries and has been leading student-focused mission trips for 36 years. He has been married to his wife, Melia, for 38 years. They homeschooled their two children, and now have three beloved grandchildren. Before committing his life to Christ at the age of 24, Tom sold diamonds, waited tables in the Scottish Highlands, worked on a kibbutz in Israel, and shoveled dirt on an archaeological dig in the Sinai Desert. Tom has led over 40 mission trips to various countries around the world, including distributing Bibles in the-then communist USSR, and working with minority people groups in China for 17 years. He has spoken widely on the topics of missions, leadership, conflict resolution, and the need to forgive and be forgiven. He is joyfully passionate about training and giving opportunities to students to study and know the Old as well as the New Testament, to embrace their identity in Christ, to love and care for the body of Christ, and to share the gospel.