Day 12 – Jonathan Thomas

This devotional is part of the Black Missionary Heroes Past and Present Series.

Jonathan Thomas

Missionary to Missouri, USA

Read Isaiah 9:6–7

In 2003, after Thomas earned a B.S. in Communications at East Carolina University and pursued an M.A. in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, he was commissioned as a full-time missionary to the most violent neighborhoods in Nashville, TN. He gained a voice nationally due to his peacemaking efforts during the 2014 civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, which led to the founding of Civil Righteousness, Inc. and a national reconciliation movement. He then moved to Ferguson, where he currently resides with his family, directing prayer fueled evangelism, community transformation, and racial reconciliation initiatives. He serves on the pastoral team at Destiny Church, St. Louis.

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