Dr. Johnny Kendrick, Pastor

Dr. Johnny Kendrick was born in Kingsport Tennessee. He is married to Jill Hostutler Kendrick, and they have two sons, Brandon and Jacob. This is Dr Kendrick’s second time serving as our pastor. He served our congregation from 1996 until 2003, and came back to Tompkins on the first day of 2011.   Dr. Kendrick is a graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary, and Liberty Baptist University. 

Wesley Hicks, Associate Pastor

Wesley Hicks is a south Alabama boy who grew up in Whatley, Alabama. He graduated from Grove Hill Academy and then Alabama Southern. He is married to Sarah Hicks, and they have two children, Addie Faith and Jeston Fisher. They live in Asbury, a suburb of Grove Hill and he enjoys hunting, fishing, riding the golf cart, gardening, and Alabama football. Wesley was saved and baptized at an early age at Amity Baptist Church. He and Sarah worked with the youth there for four plus years. He was then called to Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson and has served there for over 10 years. His greatest passion is making disciples and helping other grow in their walk with Christ.

Paul Williams, Music Minister

Paul has been the Music Minister at Tompkins since 2006. He and his wife, Anita, have four wonderful daughters. His hobbies include running, cycling, and fishing, when he can get the chance. Paul mostly enjoys spending time with his family.   A 1987 graduate  of Clarke County High School, Paul studied music under the direction of Mr. Gene Clarke and God was working in his life even then.  Paul said, "God had to move mountains in order for me to be in this position. You see, I wanted to live life on my terms and I thought I was tough enough to make it work, my way".  Paul continued, "You see, some of us just need a good talking to, and then there are others like me, that need a good spanking. It was hard for me to surrender everything. I am a person tha can make things work, but I couldn't in this case. My life had crumbled to nothing.  It was then that I told God that if He could make something of this life, He could have it. God is so merciful. He lovingly brought me back to Him. He has made beauty from ashes just like He said He would. I can't believe the peace that I forfeited all those years in rebellion."    Paul concluded, "Jesus is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. That's why I love to sing His praises!

Cristi Armistead, Children's Director

Cristi Armistead grew up in St. Stephens, Alabama where she attended FBC St. Stephens. She accepted Christ at a young age and reconfirmed her walk with Christ at age 24 and was baptized. She is the baby of the family and has two older brothers. Cristi is a graduate of Leroy High School and furthered her education at Faulkner State Community College where she received her Associate's Degree. She began working at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital in 1995 where she later met her husband, Thomas. They have two children, Candance and Zakery. Cristi enjoys spending time with family and loves the outdoors, especially the river and fishing. Her hobbies include arts and crafts and reading. Crisit has been the Children's Director at Tompkins since 2006.

John Lee Stacy, Youth Minister

John Lee was raised in Salipta Alabama just outside of Jackson. He enjoys hunting, fishing, playing music, and Alabama football. ROLL TIDE!! He was saved and baptized at Stave Creek Baptist Church where he met his wife Taylor Stacey. He is currently employed at Clarke Washington EMC as an apprentice lineman. John Lee and Taylor are both very excited about their future here at Tompkins Baptist Church.

Thomas Armistead, Chairman of Deacons

Tompkins Baptist Church currently has twenty active Deacons. They each have a group of families that combine to make up the membership of the Church. It is the responsibility of each Deacon to keep in contact with their families and serve them. Whether it be prayer requests, phone calls, visits or letters, each Deacon is serving their families. The Deacon at Tompkins is an extremely important role. They reach out to their families and ensure their needs are being met. The Deacons meet weekly to ensure we communicate any needs. We meet together, we pray together, and we are here to support our Church Family.

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Administrative Staff

Media Technicians

Alice Moore


Esther Edge


Leanne Wright


Debra Mathews


Sound Technicians

Anita Williams


Josh Robinson


Scottie Rostas


Teresa Alday


Shirley Barnes


Shirley Johnson


Custodial and Security

Joann Sheffield


Alice Moore


Doug Williams