PASTOR Creston Thomas, M.DIV
Creston grew up with a family that loved the person of Christ but he was hostile towards the gospel at a young age after seeing professing believers living in willful sin. While attending a church function, he came to the knowledge that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God but the Lord’s mercies overflowed by graciously calling him from death to life around the age of 14. After this supernatural work, the Lord has continuously grown him in the knowledge of the Sustainer of the universe. He became a member at Wheeler Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and New St. Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church.
By Creston growing up most of his life on the Westside of Pine Bluff, he was able to see the brokenness and hurt in his marginalized community. The memories of the brokenness seen in Pine Bluff created a heart to see Christ exalted in dark spaces. This heart led him to share the love of Christ with refugee families from Burundi, Nepal, Tanzania, and Burma in Memphis, TN and Fort Worth, TX. While being transplanted to Kentucky for seminary, he was involved with various ministries at the Kentucky State Prison, Louisville Rescue Mission and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Creston graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies. While at Southern, he became a member at the Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville. His interests include studying Biblical languages, Patristics, Reformation history and Apologetics. Prior to attending Southern, he obtained an undergraduate degree at the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis. He is bivocational as a leader at Christ the Redeemer.
Creston is married to Alina and they have five children: Xristi, Eden, Yo’el, Creston Jr, and Emreh.