DARRELL C. THOMAS, M. DIV.
Reverend Darrell C. Thomas was born the second oldest son to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Thomas, Sr. He is a 1979 graduate of Walter F. George High School in Atlanta. In 1984, Reverend Thomas received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Morris Brown College, continuing on to earn his Master of Divinity Degree in 1996 from the Interdenominational Theological Center. Through his passion to uplift the academic achievement of youth, Reverend Thomas served as Dean of Students and Instructor at Old National Christian Academy for several years. He is presently employed with the Clayton County Board of Education. Also, he is Adjunct Professor of Religion at GA Military College (GMC), Fairburn Campus.
While at Morris Brown College, Reverend Thomas met and married Sharon Smalls. They have been married almost 30 years. Their union is blessed with two sons, Darrell II and Brandon.
In 1987, Reverend Thomas was called into the ministry. He was ordained at Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church, in Atlanta, on July 28, 1991. While at Travelers Rest, he served as Director of the Youth Church Ministry.
Reverend Thomas held his first meeting in his home on September 14, 1996. During this meeting, he revealed what God had shown him. The name “Love Fellowship Christian Church” was revealed to him. The Church Motto became “There is no Greater Love.” The Church Mission was revealed to be “Making God’s Love Visible on Earth.”
From this meeting came the birth of Love Fellowship Christian Church. The first worship service was held on April 20, 1997 in the auditorium of Old National Christian Academy. In March 2002, Love Fellowship started holding service in Fairburn, GA. By the grace of God, on April 12, 2009, we entered into our newly purchased church for worship, in Union City, GA. It is here that Reverend Thomas is fulfilling his vision to provide spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical needs throughout the communities located in South Fulton County.
Sharon D. Thomas
Love Fellowship Christian Church is certainly a reflection of my husband. Although being the pastor’s wife can be difficult at times, the love of my husband and the Love Fellowship Family makes all of the challenges worthwhile. Like my husband, Love Fellowship is a ministry with unconditional love, quick to stand in the gap for each other, whether you are right or wrong; a church willing to look at the whole picture and bring reason to any situation. We are a congregation that realizes unless one has walked in another person’s footsteps, it is difficult to understand their reasoning, attitudes, or actions. We are a place where hurt people come to feel God’s love again. Pastor Thomas does not act in self, but is led by God. However, in his own patient way, our Pastor, as well as our church, have bonded in love, fellowship and Christianity as we follow the direction in which God leads us. We are truly a reflection of Pastor Thomas and he is a reflection of God's will to make His love visible on earth.
The First Family
Brandon Thomas, Rev. Darrell C. Thomas, Sharon D. Thomas & Darrell Thomas II