Rev. Dr. Reginald Thomas, Sr. was called to preach at an early age, and preached his initial sermon at The Ebenezer Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Mark Saunders. Since 1994, Dr. Thomas has served as the Pastor of the Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Under his leadership, the church has provided effective ministry to the congregation and the community. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Thomas has sought to make Greater Gethsemane a church that goes beyond the walls in order to bring people to Jesus by meeting both their spiritual and physical needs, empowering them to break generational strongholds, and live more abundantly.
Dr. Thomas served as a District Overseer in the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, and currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors, under the leadership of Bishop Walter Scott Thomas, Sr. In 2011, he served as one of the lecturers during the historic Hampton University Minister’s Conference. In addition to serving multiple in spiritual organizations, Pastor Thomas also serves within his community. He is the founder of Urban Life Solutions, Inc., a community development corporation designed to effectively minister to individuals, families, and the urban communities at large empowering them to overcome societal and economic strongholds. Dr. Thomas also serves on the Board of Directors for the prestigious Baltimore Mental Health Systems, Incorporated.
Dr. Thomas believes that when leaders stop learning, they stop growing. His academic portfolio includes: a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson State University; a Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology from Philadelphia Bible College and Seminary; a Master of Arts in Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary; and an earned Doctor of Ministry, with a concentration in Formational Counseling, from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.
In addition to being a faithful pastor, and a dynamic preacher and teacher, Dr. Thomas also makes family life apriority. He is the loving husband of First Lady Stephanie, and the proud father of Reginald Jr., Candace Victoria, and Kayla Moriah.