Meet Our Team

Thomas Kiedis, Ph.D., D.Min.



Office Location: Lancaster

Dr. Thomas (Tommy) L. Kiedis was named LBC | Capital’s sixth president on February 1, 2020, after 10 years of service as the Senior Pastor at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, Florida. Kiedis started at Spanish River Church in 2007 as director of leadership development, served in a dual role for two years and became senior pastor in 2009. Prior to Spanish River Church, Kiedis served as Dean of the Chapel and Assistant Professor of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Prior to serving as president of LBC | Capital, Kiedis served as an adjunct professor at Capital Seminary & Graduate School, teaching leadership and leadership development at both the Boca Raton and Washington, D.C., locations. He loves to help leaders maximize and multiply their lives and leadership. He and his wife, Shannan, have been married since 1980 and have six adult children (all married) and over 20 grandchildren. They enjoy reading, family time and traveling, and Shannan graciously puts up with his love of hot rods.


Ph.D. in Leadership, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
M.A.R.E., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis, TN
B.S., Crichton College, Memphis, TN


“Praying is acknowledging that you can’t pull off your leadership assignment on your own.” – Dr. Kiedis