Bishop John Franklin Thomas was born in Mitchell County Baconton, Georgia. He was raised in Albany, Georgia by his mother the late Dora Bell Hobbs. Being the only boy and five sisters he has always assumed a leadership role.
He gave his life to the Lord in 1956. He was a very faithful member, and worked diligently in the church in various capacities. He has served as deacon, Choir Director, Musician, Superintendent of Sunday School and many others.
God seeing his faithfulness and worthiness, God anointed him to preach and teach the Good News. He served as Assistant Pastor to the late Superintendent Thomas Walker at the church in Albany. Seeing his faithfulness, obedience, and dedication working very close with his pastor; Superintendent Walker requested that he takes his place and pastor the Albany church, and become Superintendent of the Columbus District. Bishop Thomas is presently pasturing Walker Tabernacle Church in Albany, Georgia.
He graduated from the Columbus Jurisdictional Institute, in Columbus, Georgia. In 2001 he received the Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Guadalupe Theological Seminary in San Antonio, Texas.
He is a retired supervisor from M&M Mars.
Knowing that age was not a factor, he recorded his first CD in 2012.
Bishop Thomas is a man of dignity. He is reachable and touchable, has a sense of humor and one that loves people. He is an advocate of Proverbs 18:24, “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly…”
Bishop Thomas is a family man. He is married to his lovely wife, Lady Inez Thomas for 55 years. They have seven children, nineteen grand children, Fifty-nine great grand children, and nine great great grand children.
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Bishop & Mrs. John Thomas