Pastor Harold Thomas was born February 2, 1963 to Elder Reuben Charles and Mrs. Donna Marie Thomas in Chicago, IL, the fourth of six children.
Pastor Thomas received his early education at the Paderewski Elementary School in Chicago, continuing his studies at Lindblom Technical High School. He later earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984.
On a calm spring day in May of 1981, Pastor Thomas accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior after an invitation by his mentor, Karen Lynn Lewis (now Williams). In September of that same year, after seeking the Lord, he was baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of tongues.
Pastor Thomas was a faithful member of the All Nations Church of God in Christ in Chicago for 35 years under the leadership of Administrative Assistant William Campbell and Pastor George D. Campbell. There he served in many capacities, including Sunday School teacher, Youth President, Minister of Music, and Assistant Pastor.
Accepting the call to Ministry in 1988, Pastor Thomas was ordained in August of 1989 under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Louis Henry Ford. The Lord led him to organize Grace And Truth Outreach C.O.G.I.C. in 1998, the name of which was prophesied and inspired by Administrative Assistant William Campbell.
To commemorate God's faithfulness, Grace and Truth Outreach Church became Grace and Truth Evangelistic Church in May, 2002, after what is affectionately called the "Kansas City Experience". Bishop Ocie Booker, Prelate of First Jurisdiction Illinois, appointed Elder Thomas as Pastor at our current location on June 8, 2002.
Pastor Thomas loves the Lord with all of his heart, and follows after the heart of the Lord (Jer. 3:15). He ministers through prayer, song, teaching, preaching, and of course, shepherding the people of God. He is honored by God with three beautiful children, two sons-David and Jonathan, and one daughter-Cassia. He is completed by his selfless and loving companion of 34 years, Missionary Pamela Thomas.