Pastor Virgil K. Thomas, Sr., and
First Lady Elerie A. Thomas
CALL TO SALVATION: At the age of 29 years old, Pastor Thomas was called out of darkness into the marvelous light of Jesus Christ. It was in the year of 1991 during the month of March, when he accepted the invitation to come to the saving grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
EDUCATION: Pastor Thomas received his biblical education and training through the Washington Bible College/Capital Seminary located at 6511 Princess Garden Parkway in Lanham, MD. His main courses of study were theology and biblical education. In addition to his academic education, he was thoroughly guided and trained by Pastor James Morris Lee, Sr. of the Central Union Baptist Church, where he served as the assistant to the Pastor for over 6 years.
HIS PASSION IN MINISTRY: Pastor Thomas’ passion in ministry is “Apologetics,” and to perform the task which the Lord has given him according to the will of God, which are clearly written in the Holy Scriptures. Therefore, according to John 21:15-17 the will of God in his ministry is to; “feed the Lord’s sheep and to take care of them.” He realizes that this can only be accomplished by keeping the Lord’s commandments, which proves His love for Jesus.
HIS CHURCH FAMILY: Turning Hearts Church is located at 4275 4th Street, SE located in Washington DC. Pastor Thomas is the founder and Senior Pastor of the Turning Hearts Church. He shepherds a family of loving believers in Jesus Christ, who understands the call, vision and purpose which God has given them.
THE FIRST FAMILY: Pastor Thomas has been married to his beautiful queen and First Lady, Elerie A. Thomas for over 26 years. He also, through this union, has two beautiful daughters: 23 year old Kayla L. Ford (married to Kelvin Ford, and through this union baby Lily Coreen Ford) and 16 year old Kaliah M. Thomas. In addition to the two young ladies, is his name sake, their son Virgil K. Thomas, Jr. who is 14 years old. Pastor Thomas’ children are all born again believers who accepted Christ on their own, between the ages of 7 and 8 years old.