Pastor Tom Hayes was raised in West Virginia and attended high school at Mount Vernon Academy in Ohio. He has five brothers and sisters. He attended Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University) and met Susan Roberts. They were married for 34 years and had three sons. Susan lost her battle with cancer on Jan 1, 2010. On May 21, 2011, Pastor Tom married Glenda Carlson, who had also lost her husband to cancer. Glenda has been a dental hygienist for 39 years.
Tom’s son, Todd, is married to Aprille and they have triplet children- Tytus, Siena and Cole; his son Brad is married to Amanda and they have one son, Landon; his son, Matthew, is married to Tiffany and they have two daughters, Penelope Susan and Stella Marie.
Tom's wife, Glenda, has two children, Her son Chris is married to Amber and they have twins girls, Trista and Sadie. Her daughter, Erin, is married to Gavin Carter and they have a son, Preston and daughter, England.
Tom has BS in biology, an MA in education. He has worked twenty four years in Christian education and now four years at CCC. Tom enjoys family, hiking, biking, outdoor activities, computers, digital photography, and mission trips. His greatest love is spending time with Glenda and his family.