Thomas A. Hutchines

Thomas A. Hutchines

Tom served in the United States Air Force as a Military Policeman and is a proud Vietnam-era Veteran.

He also served in the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Squadron at McGuire Air Force Base, NJ.

Tom loves music and volunteered as a  percussionist with many church praise teams. He is most proud of establishing a dynamic drum corp in New Jersey, made up of at-risk youth in the community.  This achievement was recognized by local leaders.  A wonderful achievement, but the greatest accomplishment was getting kids off the streets, teaching them to focus, have purpose and discipline in their lives; all while having fun.  Tom served as a volunteer at Elon Home and Schools and a mentor/volunteer at Faith, Hope and Love for two years, teaching, coaching and offering the joy of music to children.  He is currently teaching Sunday School at Church in the City, and inner city church and also ministers  to inmates at the Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte.

Tom retired from Montclair State University, New Jersey, as Supervisor of the Housing and Maintenance Department.


  • Mecklenburg County Jail, Ministry to Inmates, Charlotte, NC
  • Workshop instructor, The Village, Elon Homes & Schools, Charlotte, NC
  • Volunteer/Mentor/Music Teacher ­- FHL, Charlotte, NC
  • Couples Ministry leader with his wife at New Hope Baptist Church, East Orange NC (former)
  • Life Group Leader – Marriage Builders, Christ Church, Montclair New Jersey (former)
  • Teacher – Summer Bible School, New Hope Baptist Church, E.O., NJ (former)
  • Former Steering Committee member of the Christian Leadership of American Baptist Churches of New Jersey
  • Clinton Memorial Church, Newark, NJ – Assistant Pastor
  • New Hope Baptist Church, East Orange, NJ – Assistant Pastor
  • Sword of the Spirit Church, Percussionist/Singer – Praise Team, Irvington, NJ


  • Lay Pastors Institute, Trenton, NJ
  • Savannah State University