Meet Our Team

Thomas Kiedis, Ph.D

President/Adjunct Professor


Office Location: Lancaster

Dr. Thomas (Tommy) L. Kiedis serves as the sixth president of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School and has been an integral part of Capital Seminary & Graduate School’s Church Planting concentration. As an adjunct professor, Tommy shares his knowledge and expertise in leadership and leadership development with his students. His passion is to help leaders maximize and multiply their lives and leadership.

Prior to coming to LBC | Capital as president in February 2020, Dr. Kiedis served for ten years as the senior pastor at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, FL. His role there was one of loving, serving, leading, teaching and equipping SRC to serve God’s purposes in Boca Raton and around the world. Dr. Kiedis has served as dean of the chapel and assistant professor of ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

He and his wife, Shannan, have been married for 39 years and have six adult children (all married) and 22 grandchildren. Tommy and Shannan enjoy reading, family time, traveling and Shannan graciously puts up with his love of hot rods.


Ph.D.,Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Leadership
D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A.R.E., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S., Crichton College


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