Tom Hawker

Business as Mission (BAM) Coordinator

Tom became the Business as Mission (BAM) Coordinator for TAP on June 1, 2015. He brings six years of experience in BAM to his work with The Antioch Partners.

Tom and his wife, Sherry, have been married for over 40 years. They have been blessed with three lovely daughters who have in turn blessed them with four grandsons and four granddaughters. Merced, CA has been their home since 1991, when Tom’s banking career brought them to the Central Valley of California. After 40 years in the financial world, Tom joined his wife in retirement, and shortly thereafter received a call to serve in global missions and to serve missionaries. Along the way his education experiences included a BA from San Jose State University, an MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University, and a year of law school.

Following graduation from SJSU, his journey included earning a commission in the US Navy and serving in Viet Nam and the Western Pacific. Upon completion of his military service and return to the US, his interests led him into banking. His career path included various positions of increasing responsibility and culminated in 17 years as President/CEO of a NASDAQ listed public company. After God called him to go into short term missions and provide consulting support to missionaries who were using businesses to share the Gospel, he served through The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) as a BAM consultant from 2009 - 2015.

Throughout their adult lives, Tom and Sherry have been members of various Presbyterian churches in the communities where they have lived. They are both ordained Ruling Elders and together they have served on Sessions for a combined 6 terms. Currently, Tom serves as the Mission Coordinator and Chair of the Mission Commission at their church, Central Presbyterian Church in Merced, CA. Additionally, he is serving as the Treasurer of their newly organized ECO Presbytery.

To donate by check to Business as Mission:

Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “BAM Support” on memo line and mail to:

7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423