Tobin grew up in Cheshire Connecticut where he presently resides.
He served on several Connecticut Campaigns (twice for Senator Lowell Weicker, and Connecticut Reagan-Bush '84), completed law school, and ran for Mayor of New Haven in 1989.
Right after passing the Connecticut Bar Exam, at 26, he found salvation and turned his life over to Jesus. After three years of practicing law, he was called to ministry, which he answered. He earned an MA in scripture, and a Masters of Divinity along the way.
He then served well in New Mexico for over 10 years, where he was effective inspiring families to commit to Christ, helping Mexican immigrants and others find their freedom in faith, cost-effective building projects, and teaching from the pulpit and the university classroom.
In May of 2006 he received the vision of Zion Pentecost Mission (see Founding Documents at the left). This has been followed by a time of service to the body of Christ in Vermont where he has served as an Evangelist at Tabernacle of Worship Assembly of God in Burlington and regular pulpit fills at Lyndon Full Gospel Assembly of God in Lyndonville.
He hosts "The Preaching Hour" a weekly public access television ministry, that airs in greater Burlington, Montpelier, St. Albans, White River Junction-Hanover, and Colchester-Milton, Vermont and also in Cheshire, Meriden and Southington Connecticut.
Tobin has always sought to build bridges in the Body of Christ, across cultures, languages, nationalities, races and pulpits. He speaks Spanish fluently, and has experienced a broad range of different expressions of the faith. He is open to counsel from a broad range of the faithful.
His primary areas of gifting and service are faith preaching-teaching, deliverance-healing, counsel, prophecy, and helping folks become faith leaders.
He looks forward to following the Lord's plan for Zion Pentecost Mission which has identified six future apostles for service in the body of Christ.
He is open to gospel partnership with all, and identifies with Paul's description of our mission as ambassadors for our king, Jesus, urging all to reconcile with God (2Cor.20-21).