Dr. Thomas Beavers

serves as the 4th Pastor of New Rising Star Church in Eastlake community of Birmingham, AL. Upon graduating from Kentucky State University (BS Biology 2004) and Beeson Divinity School of Samford University (MDIV May 2007 & DMIN December 2013), he succeeded his grandfather, Dr. Tommy Chappell who served as New Rising Star’s 3rd pastor for 35 years. As the servant leader of New Rising Star Church (also known as #TEAMSTAR), Dr. Thomas Beavers leads several efforts which include, but are not limited to, the following: church, education, financial literacy, workforce development and housing.