hammond-240x300Thomas Hammond is currently serving as Lead Pastor at Alpharetta First Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Georgia, and President of the Georgia Baptist Convention. He previously served on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee as Vice President of Convention Advancement; The North American Mission Board as Senior Director of Church Evangelism; Director of Missions for the Metrolina Baptist Association in Charlotte, North Carolina; Minister of Evangelism at Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula, Georgia; The Ohio Baptist Convention as an associate in the Evangelism Department; Chaplain for the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Hammond is a graduate of Augusta State University, Augusta, and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Cordova, Tennessee. He and his wife, Kerri, have two daughters, Katie and Karley.

Thomas Hammond