Thomas D (Tom) Burns
Tom has been involved in the information technology industry for almost fifty years. He had his first exposure during an experimental Electronic Data Processing class while in high school. Later, while an undergraduate at NC State University, Tom took a Computer Science course and “found a home”. He ultimately became a member of the first graduating class to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
During his career he has worked for Information technology leaders such as IBM, AT&T, Western Electric, Unix System Laboratories and Novell. He has worked with Mainframe systems, mid-range systems and personal computers as well as a variety of local and wide area networking systems. He has worked on a variety of assignments including programming, systems analysis, management, intellectual property protection and large scale project management.
In 1994 Tom started tdburns, inc. as a technology consulting firm supporting small and medium sized businesses. Since then, he has been involved in helping his customers apply emerging information technologies to solve a variety of business critical problems. As he recognized the vast potential that the internet presented, he began redirecting tdburns, inc. more and more into internet based technologies and finally becoming an internet marketing firm.
Tom’s broad experience gives him a solid foundation to not only apply current technologies in the solutions to his customers’ problems, but to also plan for and easily adopt and adapt emerging technologies.
In 2015, Tom closed his business as he moved into the next portion of his life. He and his wife Becky moved to Charlotte, NC and he became very active in the prophetic ministry of MorningStar Ministries in Fort Mill, SC.
In May of 2017, Tom was ordained by Christ’s Mandate for Missions (CMM), the missions department of MorningStar Ministries. Shortly thereafter, Tom and his wife moved back to Graham, NC where they are in the process of establishing Redeemer’s Rest, a Christian Retreat and Training ministry.
Tom’s heart is to model the love of our heavenly Father. The primary focus of his ministry is three-fold:
- To equip the saints to experience intimacy with God and walk in their calling;
- To restore the broken and wounded to the abundant lives for which they were created;
- To adapt evolving information technologies to extend the reach of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
In the fall of 2017, Tom restarted his business as a means of supporting their ministry.