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29 Years in Ministry

Here is a huge congratulations to my dad, Dr. Stephen A. Thomas!

Sunday, May 29th, he celebrated his 29th pastoral anniversary at Community Fellowship Church in Dalton, GA. Additionally, May 29th was also his birthday.

That couldn't have been timed better.

May was filled with special guests preaching and encouraging Daddy and the congregation. Last Sunday, May 22nd, he was re-affirmed as a Bishop.

Sunday, May 29th, we celebrated with a service full of music-- sending praise to the Lord for His splendor, protection, salvation, and for His provision of an incredible overseer and pastor in Daddy.

I am very blessed and fortunate to have the father that I do.

Most of what I know about relationships, money, stewardship, business, leadership, fashion, theology, politics, sports, and money comes from my dad.

I have never had to look outside of the house to find a hero.

Pastoring is a 24/7 vocation. I have seen Daddy visit hospitals, jails, prisons, drama-filled homes, and eulogized and married many. Pastoring a church is hardly ever flashy. It requires sincere dedication and devotion to God and His people. Yet, Daddy carries out his calling with joy, love, and in God's strength.

I could go on, but suffice it to say that I am grateful.


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