Pastor Sonny Thomas came to Calvary Free Will Baptist Church from Orlando, FL, in December 2005. Originally from Johnson City, TN, he and his wife Julie have been married for 26 years. They have two children, Sonny Jr. (age 25) and Heather (age 16). Before coming to North Carolina, he served as a pastor in Tennessee for three years and nearly five more in Florida.
Pastor Sonny is a 1992 graduate of Northeast State Technical Community College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Drafting and Design Technology, a 1999 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Technology Education, and a 2015 graduate of The Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN, with a Master of Arts in Ministry degree. While studying at E.T.S.U., Pastor Sonny earned a position on the school’s Dean’s List and was awarded as the 1999 Outstanding Technology Education student. He is currently a student in the Ph.D. in Leadership program at Piedmont International University in Winston Salem, NC.
Pastor Sonny is a former middle and high school teacher which included time as a teacher for P.A.T.H. Academy in Greeneville, TN, and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School in Cocoa Beach, FL, which has consistently been awarded as a top 100 school in the United States. He also spent two years employed as an engineer with the United States Space Program at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home in North Wilkesboro, NC, and former Moderator/Executive Board Chairman with the North Carolina Association of Free Will Baptists and the Blue Ridge Free Will Baptist Association. He is also a member of the National Association of Free Will Baptists.
Sister Julie spent eight years employed with Samaritan’s Purse International, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. She has also served as a Sunday school teacher and church clerk. She is presently serving as Director of our Operation Christmas Child shoe box ministry and co-Director of our Prime Timers Seniors Ministry.
Pastor Sonny is a man dedicated to the preaching of the Bible and to promoting the kingdom of Christ throughout our world. We invite you to come and hear the message of the Gospel preached by our pastor. If you would like to write to Pastor Sonny or schedule him to speak at an upcoming event, you can send him an email via the “Contact Us” page.