Dr. Thomas D. Hawkes

Visiting Lecturer in Practical Theology

  • Practical Theology | Guest Faculty | Charlotte

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Gordon College, B.A.
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, M.A.
Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, M.A.
London School of Theology, Ph.D.


Dr. Hawkes has served as senior pastor of Uptown Church in Charlotte, NC since 1994 and was a graduate of Gordon College (1978) and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (1985). In 2014, he earned a Ph.D. from the London School of Theology.

Pastor Hawkes has provided leadership as the Founding Director of The Arrow Leadership Program at Leighton Ford Ministries (1991-1995), as Founding President of the Church Planting Center in Orlando, Florida (1990-1991), as U.S. Director of Church Growth for the Presbyterian Church in America, Atlanta, Georgia (1986-1990), and as the Director of Church Growth Services for the Evangelistic Association of New England, Boston, MA (1980-1985). From 1985-86 Pastor Hawkes served as Associate Program Director for Billy Graham's Amsterdam '86.

He is married to his wife, Ann, and they have four sons; Collin, Taylor, Brandon and Preston. In his spare time his favorite pastimes include mountain biking, road biking, and windsurfing.

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