Elder W. McArthur Thompson is a saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled & water baptized preacher. He is the Pastor and founder of the Center of Joy Church of God in Christ in Roanoke, Texas. God has given his hands to do His will concerning His people. He has been saved more than 41 years. He was ordained as Elder in the Church of God in Christ in June of 2010, under the Texas Northeast First Jurisdiction NTYME Ordination School under the Late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes. On July 22, 2012, Center of Joy celebrated its first church anniversary and we have began to grow. We will celebrate eleven years of ministry in July 2022.
He was called into Ministry in 2008. He served as a Minister, then Elder before starting a work and ministry for the Lord. He served at the West Irving Church of God in Christ from December 2002 to June 2011. The Pastor is District Superintendent Andrew Jackson, Jr. He served as the Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Technology Ministry, Webmaster, Deacon Chairman, Marriage Ministry Coordinator along with his wife, the Men Department Acting President, Men Class Sunday School Teacher, Pastor Annual Anniversary Chairmen & the Church Vacation Bible School Picnic Coordinator.
He also served the Crouch Memorial Church of God in Christ from August 1987 to July 2002. The Pastor was the Late District Superintendent Elder F. S. Diggs. He served as the Finance Secretary, Deacon, Youth Sunday School Teacher, Drill Team & Youth Leader for many years.
Other clergy appointment include the Chief Financial Officer for Texas Northeast Tarrant District, Lady Paula Thompson District Missionary and Pastor Andrew Jackson, Jr. District Superintendent of the Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, The Late Mother Pia Haynes Williams, Supervisor of Women Department and Bishop J. E. Hornsby, Jurisdictional Prelate.
He is a native of Canton, Mississippi and blessed to be united in marriage for nearly 35 years to Paula J. Thompson. From this union, four beautiful children were given to them Timothy McArthur (BreeAnn) , DaShawn Shaunta, Shania Nicole Jean Isbell (Lilah Jean Isbell, Boyd), and Elijah McArthur and one adopted son in the Lord " Minister Mose (Nycole & Madsion) Brown". He was reared in the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church where the Rev. Thomas Oliphant was Pastor. His parents are James and the Late Willie Delois Thompson, his brothers are Rev. James Thompson Jr., Darrell Thompson, Bennie Thompson, Rev. Percy Thompson ( Pastor of Greater Sweet Home in Fort Worth, Texas) and Oscar Thompson, Sr. (North Charleston, SC). He has one sister Linda Thompson Moore (Greenwood, MS). His dad and other family members still attend this historic church that have celebrated more 145 years of service and dedication to the Canton area.
During his service to the Lord, he was blessed to obtain a Bachelor of Administration Degree in Management Information Technology from Dallas Baptist University and did post graduate studies in a Master’s of Science Degree in Information Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard. He served his country for 21 years. He utilizes this knowledge in his employment with the Internal Revenue Service as a Senior Information Technology Project Manager, software development, web development, network administration, Scrum Master and section chief.
He is owner and Chief Operations Officer of MTCBS, https://thompsonsuits.com, a subsidiary of Bradshaw Thompson Enterprises, LLC, an internet apparel company, and BTE Series, LLC a real estate investment company. God is continually blessing him, his wife, children and their ministry.
May God bless this ministry and may God bless You!
Background Reading: Romans 4:16-21 | 2 Timothy 1:1 | 2 Peter 1:4; 3:9 | James 1:12
Central Verse 2 Corinthians 1:20 King James Version
20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
2 Timothy 1:1-7
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Peter 1:4
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
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Prayer leads into Praise
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Isaiah 55:4-6King James Version (KJV)
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Luke 22:31-34 King James Version (KJV)
31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
2 Chronicles 7:11-15King James Version (KJV)
11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord, and the king's house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of the Lord, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
12 And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.