Who is the pastor at CPC?
Quite honestly, every member of CPC is a pastor. We are all called by Christ to be loving servants who worship and share our lives with others both inside and outside of the church walls.
Our ordained pastor, Tom Hagood, has been serving God and the people of CPC for 15 years. A graduate of Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary, Pastor Tom entered ministry after a career in the publishing world. He has a passion for working with the homeless and with organizations striving to prevent homelessness, including Decatur Cooperative Ministry and Our House. He also enjoys creative worship planning and preaching. Tom believes that Jesus Christ can be found in every person’s story if we just take the time to stop and listen to each other. Stories, he says, build relationships and tear down walls. Tom enjoys hiking, traveling and even throwing a little pottery once in a while.
CPC is blessed to have a fantastic music program under the direction of Jeff Funderburk. At Columbia Presbyterian we strive to bring our congregation to a personal experience with God through our music ministry. Our Chancel Choir leads in worship eleven months out of the year providing anthems and leading the singing of our hymns and spiritual songs. Our style of music is eclectic with the choir singing anthems that reach to the soul of the congregation to help encourage a deeper relationship with God. Besides being an organ and piano led worship service, we also often have guest musicians, both soloists to instrumentalists, to lead the. We are always looking for musicians to join us in our worship experience. Our choir may be small but mighty great sounds come from it! We would love for you to come be a part of our Wednesday night rehearsals at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday morning services where we warm-up at 10:30 a.m. for the 11:00 a.m. worship service. We are always welcoming new members to come join us as we fellowship together and prepare music for our worship services!