Personal Mission Statement

To build the Body of Christ, to preach and teach the positive, life-changing, time-altering WORD of the Living God in a great place called Toledo and the world.

 

Family Background

Pastor Talmadge J. Thomas is the first of three sons born to Dr. Willis C. and Diane H. Thomas in Dayton, Ohio. He has two siblings, Minister Illya T. Thomas, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pastor Tegitra K. Thomas, Monroe, Louisiana. He is also a husband and a proud father.

 

Education

Pastor Thomas is a product of the Indianapolis Public School System and a graduate of John Marshall High School. He attended Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia where he majored in Psychology and minored in Religious and Minority Studies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, and has further studied at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, Ohio.

 

Ministerial Background

Pastor Thomas acknowledged and accepted the call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ on August 2, 1981, at the Unity Fellowship Baptist Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. He was licensed and ordained by the Unity Fellowship Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as the pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church of El Dorado, Kansas (1990-1993), and the Antioch Baptist Church of Wichita, Kansas (1993-1999). Pastor Thomas was called to the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in December of 1999, where he serves the City of Zion, the Mt. Zion Church in Toledo, Ohio.

 

Present Affiliations

Pastor Thomas is a member of the following organizations:

  • Neighborhood Health Association (NHA)
  • Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International (FGBCFI)
  • Ohio Baptist State Convention (OBSC), Oversight of Prayer

 

Evangelism

  • National Director, Full Care Experience – FGBCFI
  • District Overseer of the Toledo District – FGBCFI
  • National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

 

Past Positions

  • Vice President at Large, OBSC
  • Vice President, Congress of Christian Education, OBSC
  • Praise and Worship Leader, OBSC

 

Other Affiliations

  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Neighborhood Health Association (NHA)
  • Religious Affairs Coordinator, Toledo Branch NAACP
  • Board of Directors, Toledo Urban League
  • Writer, Midwest Urban Magazine
  • Member of the Joint Committee, University of Toledo, Toledo Excel

 

Biography

Pastor Talmadge J. Thomas is an anointed Man of God who possesses the uncanny ability to proclaim the WORD with simplicity. He has made it his personal mission to build the Body of Christ, to preach, and to teach the positive, life-changing, time-altering WORD of the Living God not just in a great place called Toledo, but also throughout the nations.

Pastor Thomas is a third-generation pastor. He acknowledged and accepted the call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ on August 2, 1981, at the Unity Fellowship Baptist Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. He was licensed and ordained by the United Fellowship Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as the pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church of El Dorado, Kansas 1990-1993, the Antioch Baptist Church of Wichita, Kansas from 1993-1999. Pastor Thomas was called to the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in December of 1999 and has served over 20 years at the City of Zion, the Mt. Zion Church in Toledo, Ohio.

Pastor Thomas attended Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia where he majored in Psychology and minored in Religious and Minority Studies. He received a B.S. degree in Psychology from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, and has further studied at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, Ohio. Pastor Thomas is also an author of four books: Early Will I Seek Thee, Living In Faith Exceptionally, Command Your Day: 365 Day Devotional (Volumes I & II). He most recently co-authored, “Fix My Prayer Life,” a 21-day devotional, released in November 2021.

Pastor Thomas is a son, a brother, a friend, husband, and a proud father.

 

 

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