Biographical Information on Dr. Tommy Kiker
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 has previously served as a youth minister and as a senior pastor in three churches for nearly seventeen years.
Over the last eight years Tommy has 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 has 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.
Over his entire ministry Tommy has served in hundreds of local churches in revival meetings, conferences, evangelism workshops, and other venues for the edifying and equipping of the local church. 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 desires to serve the Kingdom of Jesus Christ through the gifts he has been granted, primarily through pastoral leadership, preaching, and teaching. Tommy believes man finds himself born into a state of rebellion against God and his only hope is Jesus. He firmly believes the Bible to be the inerrant, inspired, infallible, and everlasting word of God. He voted for, holds to, and teaches consistently with the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message
Tommy married Carol Ann on July 12, 2003. They are parents to two precious children; their daughter, Karis, was born February 21, 2005 and their son, Caleb. came soon after on April 7, 2006. They enjoy spending time together as a family in ministry and playing and watching sports, The Kikers look forward to their family becoming active members of the East Leesville Baptist Church family!