Reverend Tom Erik Raspotnik claims to be a Reverend. However, we can not find proof or documentation that he is a true Reverend and and didn't become one through an online service.
Reverend Tom can not produce proof to any of the necessities needed to become a true Reverend. Maybe he will call himself Rabbi next.
Being that Reverend Tom admits to having only a High School Diploma and "minor" criminal offenses, we would like to know how he became a "real" reverend and fulfilled the necessary criteria.
Will the Church who endorsed Tom Erik Raspotnik please come forward.
Tom admits to having only a high school diploma, yet either a bachelors degree or seminary courses are required. Lets see proof that this criteria was waved.
Lets see the documents used as credentials while registering with the state. Did he buy those credentials online?
Since none of this documentation can be produced or duplicated, Reverend Tom Erik Raspotnik bought his credentials online as a Reverend and is not a true Reverend.
Unless credentials or an individual will step forward and prove otherwise.
How To Become A Reverend
1. Pick a religion. You can pick a religion that embraces the position of ministry. For example, Christianity is a ministry and religion that uses the title 'reverend'. In other cases, you have other
titles that may or may not represent the same status.
2. Pick a ministry. You can become a reverend after intense and extensive study. Sometimes the competition for jobs is high. You will need to be endorsed by a church in order to be a reverend. An
endorsement is very important.
3. Get an endorsement from a church. An endorsement or an honorary endorsement comes with personal stipulations and preferences according to each church. Some churches require a bachelor's degree and other churches require seminary courses. Very few churches give honorary endorsements, or endorsements from mentoring and apprenticeships, but they are still out there. Ask your church
officials what the requirements are for obtaining an endorsement or acquiring the position as a reverend in their church.
4. Go to your state registrar. After receiving your church certification or endorsements, sometimes called an honorary status, you move toward getting yourself registered by the state. Go to the state office and
request a license or registration. This license gives you official permission to practice in that state. You must go to each state's registrar to register as an reverend if you are practicing in more than
one state. Each state adheres to a different formality. Sometimes fees are required with the registration. You have now become a reverend.
5. Keep your records straight. Your license from the church, or certification and your registration with your state becomes your identification card as a reverend. You may want to make copies and
laminate them. Have them available when going somewhere as a clergy person. According to the DMV, in order to make it part of your driver's license, you must have the original and official copy of your church endorsement and state registration document for proof. Once you are official in documentation, and on your driver's license, you are able to practice within the state as a reverend.