Meet our Pastor:


Pastor Tommy began his ministry with his wife Linda on October 30, 2017 at Berean and we are blessed beyond measure for his pastoral experience and godly preaching.  Life verse is:  Philippians 1:21

“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”  If you can truly say that, then you cannot lose.

Ministerial Philosophy:  “A good pastor is more than a leader.  He is a servant as well as a shepherd.  But most of all, he loves the Lord God, his family, his sheep, and the lost with all of his heart.”

Family:  Wife:  Linda.  Children:  Tommy Jr., Tim, Joy, Jada, Sabrina, Nicki, and Austin.  Grandchildren:  16

Experience:   Seasoned Senior Pastor with over 48 years of experience of increasing responsibility in congregational leadership.  Commitment is to shepherding individuals to Christ.
Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Grayson, GA:  1981-2016
New Hope Baptist Church, Zebulon, GA:  1976-1981
Twin Oaks Baptist Church, Thomaston, GA:  1970-1976
Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, Nashville, TN:  1968-1970

MDiv.:  New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 1990
B.A.:  Belmont University 1969
A.A.:  Truett McConnell College 1967
South Gwinnett High School:  1964
Licensed to Preach at Corinth Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA in 1965.
Ordained to Preach at Woodstock Memorial Baptist Church, Nashville, TN in 1968.

Other Experience:  Served as Moderator, member of Executive Committee, member of New Church Start, and Chairman of several committees for Gwinnett Metro Baptist Association and Executive Member of the Georgia Baptist Convention for more than 30 years.

Hobbies:  Gardening, rock collecting, and sightseeing.


Associate Pastor:
Rev. Bill Burnett


Worship Leader:
Valerie Mitchell

Ministry Assistant:
Sandie Stevens

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