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Blended Worship (Main Sanctuary) 9:30 & 11:00 AM
Mid Week Worship 6:00 PM
"to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up"
Lead Pastoroffice: 337-239-3733mobile: 337-424-8407
Tommy grew up in a pastor’s home and received Christ as an eight-year-old boy. In the summer before going off to college he began to feel God’s calling to full-time ministry and submitted to the call during his freshman year of college.
He accomplished his theological training through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake, Forest, NC, completing his Master of Divinity in 2002 and Doctor of Philosophy in 2009. He has previously served as a youth minister and as a senior pastor in three churches for nearly seventeen years.
For eight years Tommy served as a Professor of Pastoral Theology and Chair of the Pastoral Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. His work included helping young men clarify and confirm their calling to the ministry, and equipping them to pursue it with complete abandon for God’s glory.
Tommy came to East Leesville Baptist Church as Lead Pastor in January 2019. He counts it a great honor to serve God’s church here at East.
Tommy and his wife Carol Ann, married on July 12, 2003. They are parents to two precious children; their daughter, Karis, and son, Caleb. They enjoy spending time together as a family in ministry and playing and watching sports.