The Rev. Geoff Hammond, D.Min., was officially welcomed Sunday night as the new senior pastor of Wynnbrook Baptist Church, where he had served as interim pastor since February 2010.
Before he came to Wynnbrook, Hammond was president of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
He earned the equivalent of a business degree in administration in Zimbabwe, passing the final examination of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators. He is a graduate of Spurgeon’s Seminary in London and he holds a doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, majoring in evangelism and missions.
Wynnbrook is one of Columbus' biggest congregations.
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Before he became Wynnbrook's interim, the church was led by interim the Rev. Kevin Calhoun, D. Min., who remains on staff. The most recent senior pastor was the Rev. Brad Hicks, D. Min., who left in 2008 after more than 25 years as senior pastor.
The church campus, off River Road next to the Brookstone subdivision, includes Wynnbrook Christian School.
A father of two boys, Tim and Nick, Hammond is married to the former Deborah Atchison. He was born in Nigeria to parents who were missionaries.
According to the Wynnbrook Web site, his favorite verse is Philippians 4:19-20: “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen."
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