Pastor Thomas

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Rev. Leo R. Thomas is married to Mrs. Kimberly R. Thomas and is the proud father of four. He is a Christian Educator and a Counselor who is a catalyst for positive change through his dedication to teaching the scriptures.

Pastor Thomas surrendered his will to the Lord and accepted the call to ministry in 1995. Under the leadership of Pastor David Buggs of Central Baptist Church in Carson, CA, Pastor Thomas was licensed to preach the gospel on October 29, 1995 and was ordained on July 13, 1997.

After several years of faithful service at Central Baptist, Pastor Thomas sought to grow further in his ministry. In early 2006, he was called upon to be an associate minister at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in San Pedro, CA. In November of 2006, former pastor Chaplain Von W. Arterberry retired from the pastoral vineyard and a pastoral search was underway.

Pastor Thomas has sought God’s will for our church and has led his congregation through years of growth and blessings and because of the growth he instituted an 8:00 a.m. service in January, 2014. Under his leadership the Couples’ and Singles’ ministries as well as the Sisterhood were initiated and several ministries were revamped.

On January 17, 2015, Pastor Thomas received his degree and the distinct title of Doctor of Divinity from Saint Thomas Christian University located in Jacksonville, FL.

The new Dr. Thomas has shared with us that God has given him a vision of what the future holds for Mt. Sinai. Dr. Thomas continues to share God’s vision for our church family and our congregation continues to grasp the vision to help bring it to reality.

Contact Pastor Thomas at:  pastor@mtsinaisanpedro.org

 


Thought for the Month: January, 2018

“And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased
not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”
(Acts 5:42)

The 5th chapter of the book of Acts makes for some interesting reading. In short, it provides a very vivid picture of the different aspects of the Body of Christ specifically; during the inception of the church.

Verses 1-11, describe for us that in-spite of God’s guidance and blessings, there has been and will always be issues that exist within the Body of Christ—self-interest and self-righteousness are things that every Saint of God must fight against falling prey to.

Verses 12-16, describe a time of growth for the church and the manifestation of great miracles within the Body of Christ. Verses 12-16 indicate for us that though man may at times attempt to thwart the progress and plan of God, His design for His church continues to march forward.

Verses 17-42, describe a time of opposition, antagonism, and persecution against the Body of Christ. There has been, and will always be, great opposition from the enemy and those who oppose the providential move of God. Whenever God is moving the church to higher heights and greater dimensions, as He determines to reveal new and fresh anointing, please know that there will be great opposition.

The Disciples suffered much affliction because of their commitment to Christ—they were beaten, jailed, ridiculed, and forsaken, yet they were determined with great staunchness, “daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” If they can—We can! #Cantstopwontstop-2018!

Happy New Year Family,

Pastor