About Rev Samuel Thomas
Rev Samuel Thomas is an ordained minister who leads the New Testament Church of God in Sydenham, London. He brings a wealth of pastoral experience, including establishing churches in Northampton, England and Leith, Scotland. He was a missionary in Scotland for eight years and his ministerial practice is supported by extensive theological research.
In addition, his previous professional roles in accountancy, and as the Director of ACT Credit Union in Lewisham have been invaluable for the administrative functions of his clerical duties. Rev Thomas is a dedicated researcher who is highly qualified in the broad field of Theology especially Contextual Theology.
- Practical Theology
- Masters of Theology – Surgeon’s College, London
- Bachelor of Theology -Trinity College of the Bible-Newburgh/Indiana
- Thomas, S. ‘ Black Preaching,’ Baptist Journal for Ministers April, (2014).
- Thomas, S. ‘Black Preaching,’ Evangelicals Now: February, (2014).
- Thomas, S. ‘Has the Lectionary a place in the Black Pentecostal Tradition?’ The Preacher: April, (2014).
Guest Lecturer and Presentations
- Seminar presented to the Post-Graduate Preaching Course on the ‘Discourse of Pentecostal Preaching’ Surgeon’s College, May 2015.
- Paper presented to the Anglican Pentecostal Theological Consultation entitled: ‘A Pentecostal reading of the Eucharist.’
- Paper presented at The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham on ‘Is there a place for the Lectionary in Pentecostal Preaching,’ April 2014.
- Member of the International Council, Church of God (USA).
- Member of United Reformed Church (URC) Theology of Worship Academic Group.
- Former Ecumenical Chairperson Churches Together Sydenham and Forest Hill.
In particular, he is passionate about the Lectionary and Pentecostal preaching traditions and how both approaches can be combined to enrich the preaching event. His commitment to disseminating theological scholarship is the catalyst for his pioneering annual Trialogue Preaching conference.
Rev Thomas is keen to participate in ecumenical activities across denominational boundaries and was the former chairperson for Churches Together in Sydenham and Forest Hill, South London. He is a member of the United Reformed Church’s (URC) Theology of Worship Academic Group and is completing his PhD in Theology at Roehampton University.
Rev Thomas is married to Claire and they have two beautiful daughters: Rheanna and Rosharna. His hobbies and interests include keep fit and politics.