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!
1 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.
2 And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?
3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall.
4 Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:
5 And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thee: for they have provoked thee to anger before the builders.
6 So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.
7 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,
8 And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.
9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
10 And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.
11 And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.
12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they will be upon you.
13 Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.
14 And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.
16 And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.
17 They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
18 For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.
19 And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another.
20 In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.
21 So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
22 Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, Let every one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labour on the day.
23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.
18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.
20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God;
21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.