Dr. Thompson currently serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry. Before coming to the seminary as Profiles of Ministry Director in the fall of 2003 as an adjunct professor for seven years, Thompson had served as a doctoral peer group leader for the seminary and as a consultant for form and style for dissertations. In the more recent past Thompson has served as Registrar, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, and Associate Director of Professional Doctoral Studies. He teaches in the undergraduate and graduate integrative seminars and formerly taught the form and style portion of doctoral colloquium classes.
Dr. Thompson has been in the ministry in one form or another for almost fifty years – sixteen years as a Minister of Music and twenty-four years as pastor of a single church, plus two years of teaching at a private Christian school, with ten years as a full-time member of the faculty at Midwestern.
Thompson received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern State College, Magnolia, Ark.; a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia; a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Doctor of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Sherry, have been married since August 13, 1976, and have resided in Gladstone, MO since 1984.
Nashua Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri