Dr. Thomas M. Pipkin , Senior Pastor
is now in his
tenth year as Senior Pastor of Clairmont Presbyterian Church
wife, Dawn arrived here in 1998 with their two sons, Luke and Joshua.
As a family they have engaged in ministry in many forms.
From 1993-1998 Tom was the Associate Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gwinnett County.
He served as youth minister and worship assistant at Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer during his Seminary years and before that he was an Area Director for Young Life, a non-denominational outreach ministry to teenagers, for eight years in Florida.
In January 2005, Tom
, Dawn, and the boys traveled to China to bring home their new daughter and sister, Hope.
And so, the family begins yet another adventure, together.
grew up in Colorado and loves the outdoors and outdoor sports.
is a skier, a backpacker, and has been known to rappel off of sheer rock cliffs from time to time.
has adjusted to life in the Southeast, Tom
has taken a liking to water sports and beach fun as well.
enjoys playing the guitar, he
would never call himself a musician.
Tom holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary with an emphasis on the relationship between the Gospel and Culture.
and Dawn see their ministry as a team effort and seek to live out their faith in a variety of ways as God has called them to serve Clairmont
Dawn is currently spending more time at home with their new daughter, but hopes to continue to help lead music at First Light as well as working in our children's ministry and with a women's small group.
Tom preaches at most of our worship services as well as being our head of staff working closely with the staff and Session of the church to ensure that we are keeping the "main thing" the main thing.
has a passion for leading a church that sees itself as mission community where we do indeed discover "real life" together.
You can reach Tom
by calling him at 404-634-3355, or tom dot pipkin AT clairmontpres.org .