As a scientist, physician, and father, Dr. Mitchell has a burden to provide solid answers from the Bible to equip young people and adults to stand in the face of their personal tragedies and popular evolutionary misinformation.
Dr. Mitchell graduated with a BA with highest honors from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1980 with a major in cell biology and a minor in biochemistry. For his superior scholarship during his undergraduate study, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society (the oldest and one of the most-respected honor societies in America). Dr. Mitchell subsequently attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1984.
Dr. Mitchell completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals in 1987. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. In 1991, he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.). Tommy had a thriving medical practice in his hometown of Gallatin, Tennessee, for 20 years, but, in late 2006, he withdrew from medical practice to pursue creation ministry full time.
As a scientist, physician, and father, Dr. Mitchell has a burden to provide solid answers from the Bible to equip young people and adults to stand in the face of their personal tragedies and popular evolutionary misinformation. Using communication skills developed over many years of medical practice, he is able to connect with people at all educational levels and unveil biblical truths that can change their lives.
In addition to his role as speaker and writer, Dr. Mitchell serves the ministry as both speaker liaison and technical liaison. With the latter, he is an avid user of Apple computers and is, most certainly, “a Mac!”
Dr. Mitchell has been married to his wife Elizabeth (herself a retired obstetrician) for over 30 years, and they have three daughters. His hobbies include Martin guitars, Gibson mandolins, anything to do with Bill Monroe (the famous bluegrass musician), and large-format black and white photography. Within the ministry, he is known as AiG President Ken Ham’s most feared cribbage opponent.