Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee.
In the Winter of 1977 the Lord saved me at the age of 16. A concerned youth minister from a local Baptist Church visited my parents home and gave me a gospel tract. After reading it and being convicted by the Holy Spirit of my sinful condition I climbed out of bed in the still of the night and called on the name of the Lord Jesus asking him to save me. I am sure that I could not possibly have imagined the full impact of that decision and how it would completely change my future. Since that day life with the Lord has been an adventure. God has graciously allowed and enabled me to do a variety of things that I would not have believed I could do, including Sunday School teacher, Youth Minister, Bible Institute Instructor, Street Preacher, Missionary to Romania, and now Pastor.
Now in my 50′s my goal has changed from when I was 16. Then my goal was to get started, now it is to finish my course. Once again God has entrusted to my care a ministry that I want to make full use of for His glory.
Philadelphia Baptist Church is a finishing school for Christians who are serious about believing the Book, serving the Lord and staying in the fight until the Lord blows the trumpet. My desire for Heaven grows greater by the day, to embark on that eternal adventure with the One who bled and died for me, an adventure that will never end. Amen!
Pastor Mike Thomas, was called to be pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church after a unanimous vote of the membership in May of 2005.
We thank the Lord for his faithfulness to this ministry, for his devotion to his family and church family, his dedication to seeking and winning lost souls, and his labour of love in the Word and Doctrine, perfecting the Saints as a good under-shepherd and servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.