Sr. Adult Pastor

Tom Martin is a retired Army officer with 21 years of active service and a Vietnam veteran.  He served two tours in Viet Nam and a tour in Bosnia.  He retired as a chief warrant officer Four.   Among the awards he received were the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal for valor and  Purple Heart.  He has a PhD in Old Testament from Barrington University and has pastored churches in North and South Carolina.

He retired from flying the helicopter for the Greenville Hospital system  after 12 years in September  of 2012  where he was also a bi-vocational pastor. Since retiring from the pastorate he has acted as interim pastor for five churches and been in pulpit supply and revival ministry. He is currently the pastor to the seniors at East Lumberton Baptist Church.

He is married to the former Kay Pate Johnson and they live in Bladen county near Bladenboro.