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Rev. Tom Eggleston
Minister of Music

Tom Eggleston was born in Port Sulphur, Louisiana. His mother and sister live in Newport News, VA and his father died in 1977. He received his high school diploma at Prytania Private High School in New Orleans, LA; his Bachelor of Music Education degree from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS; and a Master of Church Music degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Tom has been happily married to Delores since 1978. She is a retired hospital chaplain of 16 years, a gifted preacher and active as a Sunday School teacher and speaker to various organizations. They have a son, Travis, who is an assistant manager at Enterprise Car Company in Athens. His wife, Clare, teaches music at High Shoals Elementary in Athens and their daughter, Maggie, is a delightful young lady.


Tom has had a varied career which includes a national position as National Missionary for Special Events and Creative Arts with the North American Mission Board; a state position as Assoc. Director for Music and Worship with the South Carolina Baptist Convention; and local positions as Minister of Music in Louisville, Kentucky; Morgantown, West Virginia; Conyers, Georgia; Lancaster, South Carolina and began serving at Milledge Ave Baptist Church in Athens, GA on November 2, 2014. His areas of interest include writing original anthems, hymns, songs, hymn arranging, children’s songs and stories. Tom’s first anthem was published in 1977. He has had many anthems published with Word Music, Lillenas Music, LifeWay Music, and Shawnee Press. A recent anthem, “A Place of Love and Grace” published with Shawnee in 2014 won an Editor’s Choir award from JW Pepper Music. In 2010, the hymn, “I Gaze Upon the Wondrous Cross” was included in the Celebrating Grace Hymnal. For many years, Tom has had an anthem website:, with 200+ anthems, songs, hymns) in 40categories.

Other interests include playing and collecting ocarinas (a globular flute); playing cards with friends and exercising at the “Y”.

Last Published: August 9, 2017 9:17 AM
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Milledge Avenue Baptist Church
1690 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605

fax 706-354-0344


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