2008 Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award
Tom Lowe's ministry goes beyond the walls of the church. He has been a dedicated approved volunteer since 1984, volunteering on 12 different TDCJ facilities. His ministry to the offenders and staff of TDCJ is a passion that comes from the heart. During 2007, Tom traveled more than 22,000 miles in his volunteer service. In addition to routine worship services, Tom has provided special programs such as Christmas Eve services on the Luther Unit for 20 consecutive years and a big screen showing of The Passion of the Christ movie on several units. He is presently serving as a volunteer on four (4) facilities. Because of his dedication and volunteer service to TDCJ, Tom Lowe is being recognized for the many miles he has traveled and is receiving the Extensive Travel Award.