Pastor Tommy H. Briggs, Sr. has been in ministry for 61 years, and is in his 14th year at Gateway Church. He received his BA from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and his Th.M. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas, and ministered Freedom for 31 years. Pastor Tommy has three grown children, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Tommy is a member of MPC’s board of directors, and serves as a lecturer at MPC schools.