About Dr. Thomas Beavers

Dr. Thomas Beavers serves as the 4th Pastor of New Rising Star Church in the 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 THE STAR & #TEAMSTAR), Dr. Thomas Beavers leads several efforts that impact the community which include but are not limited to the following: education, financial literacy, work-force development, housing, recreation, and the church. The goal is two fold: to preach the gospel for the purpose of enlarging Heaven and to develop people in the community that they may have access to a better quality of life on earth.

In 2017, Dr. Beavers penned his debut book, The Fight of My Life: Born to Win. The Fight of My Life was written for all individuals who feel like giving up. You look good on the outside but inwardly there’s a serious fight. Maybe its marriage, family, spouse, kids, employment, a dream, a sickness, etc. You were born to win. This book is designed to show you how. To order a copy of The Fight of My Life or learn more about Dr. Beavers, visit

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