Tom R. Hawkins, has both a ThM (1969) and PhD (1995) from Dallas Theological Seminary.During his PhD studies he completed the “arguments” for every book of the Bible. He pastored churches from 1969 until 1994. Because of the pressing needs of survivors of severe abuse, he with his wife, Diane, founded Restoration in Christ Ministries in 1994. This unique ministry brings a Biblical perspective into the healing of those suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called MPD or Multiple Personality Disorder), particularly those cases resulting from Ritual Abuse (RA) with the further complications of mind-control programming. With a PhD in Biblical studies, Tom claims no mental health credentials, though from 1991-1993 he worked closely with mental health professionals in one of the few in-patient, Dissociative Disorders Units in the United States.
In 1994, Dr. Hawkins began traveling and speaking nationally and internationally on sexual abuse, ritual abuse, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and related topics. He has visited the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, and Germany doing ministry, along with travels in Holland and China. Materials from Restoration in Christ Ministries have been sent to nearly 40 countries of the world. During his years pastoring, he also visited Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Turkey, Cyrus, Lebanon, Syria, Italy, and Greece.