Meet our Minister & Staff
Jon Hackett brings over thirty years’ experience in ministry, leadership training, coaching, and speaking. Jon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Jon has worked in full-time ministry for over 25 years. He is experienced in speaking for non-profit, for-profit, educational, and religious organizations all over the world. He has presented keynote addresses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and special events for audiences both big and small, with different backgrounds, demographics, and cultures.
In pursuit of education, humanitarian, and ministry efforts, he continues to teach and serve organizations in the United States, South America, Europe, and Africa.
Jon and his wife, Rachel, have been married since 1996, and have two beautiful daughters, Emily (20) & Catherine (15). Rachel holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Alabama and a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Mobile.
Tom began his ministry at the Kingston Church in October of 2018. Before his move to Kingston in 2010, Tom served as a teacher, activities director, and swim coach at Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN. Tom is married to Emily, who grew up in the Kingston Church, and they have a son, Rivers.
Interesting Fact: Tom has coached swimmers who have competed in the Olympics!!!
Shawn has served as the office admin since December of 2017. He has been a part of the Kingston Church family for 30 years. He grew up in Harriman and joined the Air Force right after high school graduation. In 2015, at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, Shawn retired from the USAF after 27 years of service. Shawn is married to Deena (Wolcott) Scalf, who is our children's director. They also have two grown children Carlene and Nash.