Farmville Baptist Church
Monday, January 22, 2018
Christ in you, the Hope of Glory
  Pastor Tom McClendon
 
Pastor Tom came and blessed Farmville Baptist as he accepted the role of Senior Pastor on July 1, 2012. 
 
Born Again:  May 1975, Auburn University
 
Family:  Pastor Tom has been married to his wife, Betty, since 1984.  He has four grown children and four grandchildren. 
 
He has been a pastor for over 20 years and takes his calling seriously to "feed my sheep" (John 21:15-17).  He places a high priority on studying and preaching God's Word in the power of the Holy Spirit and in a deliberate and expository manner.  He desires for his congregation to be a Word-saturated and God-empowered people.  His ministry objective is to "proclaim Christ to all in order to bring every person to maturity in Him" (Col. 1:27-29).  He desires to see a supernatural work of God in the people of God so that they, in turn, will go to the nations.  He has a doctorate in Expository Preaching from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary.
 
Ministry Experience:  Before coming to Farmville, Pastor Tom was Senior Pastor of Cuthbert Baptist Church, Cuthbert, GA, for 10 years; a member of the Georgia Baptist Covention Executive Committee for 5 years; Virtual Strategy Coordinator for Smolensk, Russia, for the IMB, for 5 years; Associate Pastor of Normandale Baptist Church, Bloomington, MN, for 7 years; and Lay Leader & Assistant Pastor-Internship at Grace Church, Richfield, MN, for 10 years   
 
Education: 
Doctorate in expository preaching, "Preparing Spiritually to Preach the Word,"  at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lousiville, KY,  Graduated:  December 2013
MDIV, Mastor of Divinity, Old Testament Studies, Hebrew/Greek track, Bethel Theological Seminary, Arden Hills, MN,  1997
B.A. in Public Relations, Auburn, AL,  1979
Carroll High School, Ozark, AL,  1974
 
Ministry Objective:  "Because of my calling from God to "feed My Sheep" (John 21:15-17), I place a high priority on studying and preaching God's Word in the power of the Holy Spirit and in a deliberate and expository manner.  I long to see my congregation Word-saturated and God-empowered so that the life of Christ is ever-increasing in each believer.  My ministry objective is to proclaim Christ to all in order to bring every person to maturity in Him (Col. 1:27-29).  My desire is to see a supernatural work of God in the people of God so that they in turn will go into their Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the world and be used of God to bring many into the Kingdom.  My desire is for soul-winning, discipleship, mission-giving, and mission-going to be an intricate part of the vision of the church.  I am in full support of the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message."