Elder W. McArthur Thompson is a saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled & water baptized preacher. He is the Pastor and founder of the Center of Joy Church of God in Christ in Roanoke, Texas. God has given his hands to do His will concerning His people. He has been saved more than 41 years. He was ordained as Elder in the Church of God in Christ in June of 2010, under the Texas Northeast First Jurisdiction NTYME Ordination School under the Late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes. On July 22, 2012, Center of Joy celebrated its first church anniversary and we have began to grow. We will celebrate eleven years of ministry in July 2022.
He was called into Ministry in 2008. He served as a Minister, then Elder before starting a work and ministry for the Lord. He served at the West Irving Church of God in Christ from December 2002 to June 2011. The Pastor is District Superintendent Andrew Jackson, Jr. He served as the Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Technology Ministry, Webmaster, Deacon Chairman, Marriage Ministry Coordinator along with his wife, the Men Department Acting President, Men Class Sunday School Teacher, Pastor Annual Anniversary Chairmen & the Church Vacation Bible School Picnic Coordinator.
He also served the Crouch Memorial Church of God in Christ from August 1987 to July 2002. The Pastor was the Late District Superintendent Elder F. S. Diggs. He served as the Finance Secretary, Deacon, Youth Sunday School Teacher, Drill Team & Youth Leader for many years.
Other clergy appointment include the Chief Financial Officer for Texas Northeast Tarrant District, Lady Paula Thompson District Missionary and Pastor Andrew Jackson, Jr. District Superintendent of the Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, The Late Mother Pia Haynes Williams, Supervisor of Women Department and Bishop J. E. Hornsby, Jurisdictional Prelate.
He is a native of Canton, Mississippi and blessed to be united in marriage for nearly 35 years to Paula J. Thompson. From this union, four beautiful children were given to them Timothy McArthur (BreeAnn) , DaShawn Shaunta, Shania Nicole Jean Isbell (Lilah Jean Isbell, Boyd), and Elijah McArthur and one adopted son in the Lord " Minister Mose (Nycole & Madsion) Brown". He was reared in the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church where the Rev. Thomas Oliphant was Pastor. His parents are James and the Late Willie Delois Thompson, his brothers are Rev. James Thompson Jr., Darrell Thompson, Bennie Thompson, Rev. Percy Thompson ( Pastor of Greater Sweet Home in Fort Worth, Texas) and Oscar Thompson, Sr. (North Charleston, SC). He has one sister Linda Thompson Moore (Greenwood, MS). His dad and other family members still attend this historic church that have celebrated more 145 years of service and dedication to the Canton area.
During his service to the Lord, he was blessed to obtain a Bachelor of Administration Degree in Management Information Technology from Dallas Baptist University and did post graduate studies in a Master’s of Science Degree in Information Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard. He served his country for 21 years. He utilizes this knowledge in his employment with the Internal Revenue Service as a Senior Information Technology Project Manager, software development, web development, network administration, Scrum Master and section chief.
He is owner and Chief Operations Officer of MTCBS, https://thompsonsuits.com, a subsidiary of Bradshaw Thompson Enterprises, LLC, an internet apparel company, and BTE Series, LLC a real estate investment company. God is continually blessing him, his wife, children and their ministry.
May God bless this ministry and may God bless You!
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Matthew 13: 18-23
10 Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.
2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
4 Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.
5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they should do according to this word. And they sware.
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
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John 15: 17-21
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
1 Corinthians 2:
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
2 Corinthians 10
2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 John 3
11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
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12 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Background Reading: John 8:47; | 2 Corinthians 2:17; Hebrews 4:12
2 Timothy 2:15
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Chronicles 34:14-28
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47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
2 Corinthains 2:17
17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.