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Johnny E Thomas Senior, Minister of the Blue Hill Church of Christ.
Johnny Thomas, Sr. was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he obeyed the Gospel under the leadership and training of Columbus Grimsley and Dr. W.F. Washington during the period from 1968-1976. He attended Broward Community College 1976 through 1977 majoring in Pre-Law. In 1977 he decided to further his education by attending Southwestern Christian College where he received an A.A. degree in Biblical Studies and Church Administration. His wife Carolyn J. Cochran Thomas also received her A.S. degree in Biology and Speech Therapy. Their wedding was held the day before graduation. After, they moved to Oklahoma City where Johnny studied Criminology at Oklahoma Christian College; 1979 through 1980. Johnny later attended Arkansas State University where he majored in Psychology; 1982 through 1983. In 1990 he received his B.A. equivalent degree in Biblical Studies and Church Administration from Memphis School of Preaching. In 1994 through 1996 he received his Techniques of Counseling Certificate from the International Seminary. He anticipates completing his M.A. degree in the future. Between 2000 and 2008, Johnny received his Provider Florida State
Bro. Johnny Thomas
Certification and owned his own business, JT SonShine Behavioral Services, Inc., which focused on children and adults with Autism, Down Syndrome and severe behavioral issues. Johnny also worked for the sheriff's department as a 911 operator and served as Customer Support Service coach for the phone company. In addition, Bro. Thomas has also performed full time ministry work in Arkansas, Memphis, TN, and Orlando, FL, and Assistant Minister Memphis, TN, Coffman, TX, Stuart, FL. Bro. Thomas has been preaching for over 37 years. Johnny and Carolyn have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. They both love The Lord and his church, and very honored to be at the Blue Hill Church of Christ.
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Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So to Faithful Church Attendance
(Hebrews 10:25-27; Acts 20:7; Revelation1:10; James 4:17; Matthew 6:33)
There’s an optimistic phrase that been echoing in the arena of professionalism, and it goes like this; “Practice Make Perfect.” Most business even in the field of secular education, but more importantly this courageous gesture as well as verbal expression in attitude has risen in aptitude of spiritual success. Most raises, salaries, and promo-tions are all base on perfect attendance, performance and promptness. Some definitely doesn’t take for granted the significance being the best in the job sector, but many profess Christians take it very lightly the responsibility of being in all the program and services of the Lord’s church. There are two thing and of course there are others; and they are God does not tolerate and that is slothfulness or selfishness (Romans 12:11; 2nd Peter 3:9; Luke 14: 21-26).
2014 is the year for all members of the Blue Hill Church of Christ to be ready, also set and ready to go to worship on a regular basis at the meeting house, the where Christ is in the midst of true believers that operate only by his authority (Matthew 28: 18; Matthew 18:20; Hebrews 2: 10-12). Faithful church attendance is a must and if anyone after obeying the true gospel of Christ practice otherwise; is indeed an act of sin (James 4:17; Hebrews 10:25; John 14:15).
Church, let us be mindful of the fact when dealing with God business and how it’s ran and by whom it is ran by. Certainly God gives the orders as well as call the shots. So church stay ready and geared to make God happy and pleased (Galatians 1:10; Acts 5: 29).