PASTOR OF STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Born in Seattle, raised in Alabama, Pastor Thomas came to FBC Inola from Raleigh, NC, where he volunteered for ten years with his church’s student ministry while working in retail, private, and commercial banking. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jade, and they are parents to four young children.
Thomas is a graduate of Samford University (B.A., history) and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). In 2013, two years after finishing seminary, Thomas was happily surprised by an unmistakable call to pastoral ministry.
Thomas believes in the life-giving power of God’s word—it is the seed that sprouts to new birth and the milk that sustains the newly born (1 Pet. 1:23; 2:2). So Thomas has a passion for teaching the Bible to teenagers, in hope that they may no longer be children, but that each may become fully mature in Christ (Eph. 4:11-14).