Suffragan Bishop Lloyd G. Thomas
Bishop Lloyd George Thomas was born in Juan De Bolas, St Catherine, Jamaica on 24th March 1942. He is the first of two siblings for his parents, Jonathan and Lynette. He migrated to the United Kingdom in February 1961.
He was baptised in the name of Jesus in 1966 under the leadership of the late Hon. Bishop Benjamin A. Pitt. One year later he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.Throughout the years he has been a very active member of Faith Chapel Ministries, serving in various capacities, including that of president over several departments. He faithfully served as the Sunday School bus driver for over thirty years where he was affectionately known as 'Brother T'.He quickly moved up the liturgical ranks, being appointed a deacon and later an elder by his pastor, Bishop Pitt. This prompted him to attend the Bibleway Training Institute for two years, from where he graduated with a Diploma in Theology.
He was closely affiliated with Bishop Pitt, who was both his pastor and mentor. Over the years he served him faithfully and Bishop Pitt could often be heard referring to Elder Thomas as his 'right hand man'. In August 1994, at the PAW National Convention at Faith Chapel, Elder Thomas was elevated to the office of district elder, under the leadership of Bishop Pitt.
Following the home going of Bishop Pitt in January 1995 and a short transition period, District Elder Thomas was elected as pastor of Faith Chapel. The late Hon. Bishop Norman L. Wagner, diocesan over the European Council of Nations (ECN) of the PAW Inc., of which Faith Chapel is a member church, presided over the proceedings.
As pastor, District Elder Thomas continued to faithfully serve the Lord by caring for and serving His people. He is usually one of the first people to be found at the hospital bedside of any of the saints once notified of their admission. He does not hesitate to visit those who are sick and shut in and his care even extends to the relatives of Faith Chapel's members, who can often speak of being visited in hospital by Pastor Thomas, regardless of whether they attend church. District Elder Thomas also diligently served the members and leaders of the ECN and in August 2003, at the PAW International Convention in New Orleans, he was elevated to the office of suffragan bishop, under the leadership of the then presiding prelate and our diocesan, Bishop Wagner. He was commissioned to oversee the District of Germany, which he committed himself to, visiting the pastors, leaders and saints there for their fellowship days, in addition to those times when the ECN Council meetings would convene there.
Once again, his signature quality, that of faithfulness came to the fore and Bishop Wagner could count on Suffragan Bishop Thomas to be present whenever and wherever the Council would convene.
Bishop Wagner was later re-assigned from Europe to the Texas State Council and in August 2009 the ECN was divided into East and West. Suffragan Bishop C Wayne Brantley was elevated to the office of the bishopric, and assigned as the diocesan over the ECN West, which includes the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Belgium. Bishop Brantley later assigned Suffragan Bishop Thomas over four churches within the Council to oversee.
Suffragan Bishop Thomas was married for 53 years to Missionary Anita Thomas. He was an exemplary husband, providing and caring for Missionary Thomas until her demise in March 2017. Suffragan Bishop Thomas is currently married to Evangelist Lorna Tulloch and they reside in Camberwell, London. Suffragan Bishop Thomas continues to display the mark of a faithful and committed husband and is a role model for the men in his assembly.
Under the leadership of Suffragan Bishop Thomas, Faith Chapel Ministries continues to grow steadily. Our pastor is calm, sincere and full of wisdom. His fatherly attributes and that of a keen listener easily attract those who are hurting. His vision for Faith Chapel and the Peckham community is to see continued growth of men, women and children through innovative evangelism.