The Rev. Thomas Hendrickson
The Church of the Cross, Bluffton
6 Turret Shell Lane Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
The Rev. Thomas J. Hendrickson hails from Long Island, New York, where he lived with his wife Terri and daughter Julia. Tom and Terri met at the University of Denver where Tom took a degree in Comparative Religion and Philosophy. They married in 1973 and moved to Long Island in 1976. During their time on Long Island, he progressed through the offices of the family business of Highway and Heavy construction until he became the President and Chairman of the Board for the consolidated companies. Twenty-five years later, the Lord called him into full time ministry which led him to Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. After his graduation in 2004, and his ordination by Bishop Bob Duncan, Father Tom served for two years at Christ the King parish in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. In 2006, he accepted a call to St Luke’s Church on Hilton Head Island to serve as an assistant to the rector. Four years later he stepped down and considered retirement. However, the Lord had a plan for Tom and Terri. Bishop Mark Lawrence introduced them to The Historic Church of The Epiphany in Eutawville, South Carolina, were he accepted the call to be Rector and worked there for seven years. After re-establishing themselves on Hilton Head Island, Tom and Terri began attending the Church of The Cross in Bluffton where the Lord’s plan and purpose continues to unfold.