Dr. Thomas D. Hawkes, Ph.D.

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Dr. Thomas D. Hawkes, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor
(704) 564-8180

Tom Hawkes is the founding Senior Pastor of Uptown Church, PCA, which began in uptown Charlotte in 1994 and has since planted a number of churches locally and internationally. Recently, he was also named the founding Director for the Center for Church Planting, RTS- Charlotte. Tom is a graduate of Gordon College (1978) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1985). In 2006, he earned an MA from Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and in 2014, he earned a Ph.D. from the London School of Theology (Middlesex University), writing on Calvin’s theology and practice of sanctification. Dr. Hawkes has provided leadership as the Founding Director of The Arrow Leadership Program at Leighton Ford Ministries (1991-1995), 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). During 1985-86 Dr. Hawkes served as Associate Program Director for Billy Graham’s Amsterdam ’86. Tom and his wife, Ann, have four grown sons, Collin, Taylor, Brandon, and Preston and one grandchild, a girl, Findlay Anne Hawkes.  In his spare time, Tom’s favorite pastimes include mountain biking, road biking, hiking, and windsurfing.