Tom Finley trusted in Christ in 1974 when he was a twenty-nine year old businessman. Shortly thereafter, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for a period of time.

About three years after his conversion, Mr. Finley encountered the little taught "Kingdom truths" through the ministry of others. He recognized that these teachings harmonized many Scriptures he had puzzled over, even as a seminary student. His book, "Worthy of the Kingdom," represents the development of his understanding of these truths after many years of study and reflection.

Mr. Finley has had a preaching and teaching ministry in churches in Texas and North Carolina. He has resided in North Carolina since 1987 with his wife, Dee. He retired from a position in the insurance industry in 2008.