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Meet Our Interim Pastor – Rev. Dr. Tom Groome!

Posted on May 30 , 2017 in Events & Latest News & News

Reverend Dr. Tom Groome is a lifelong Presbyterian and is currently the Head Pastor at First Presbyterian in Tupelo, MS.  He received his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA in 1998 and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia in 2003. Tom was called to serve the Tupelo church in August 2006 after serving the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, SC for eight years. Tom is very active in the workings of the greater church. He has served on the Commission on Ministry for over 10 years and is past Moderator of that Commission for St. Andrew Presbytery as well as a member of the Committee on Ministry of the Foothills Presbytery in South Carolina.  He served a one year term as Moderator of St. Andrew Presbytery for 2013. He also recently attended the Interim Ministry Training.

Rev. Groome was raised in Vicksburg, MS and graduated from LSU in 1980 with a B.S. degree in Marketing, which is also where he met his wife, Leslie. They have three grown children; Rebecca, who is married to and lives in Temple City, CA, Thomas, who lives in Tupelo, and Anna who is married and lives in Augusta, GA with their two grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with immediate and extended family, reading, and woodworking. Tom and Leslie look forward to meeting everyone at Second and getting to know the city of Lexington!

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