District Elder Geraldine Thompson
Pastor Geraldine M. Thompson was born in Raeford, North Carolina and attended Hoke County Schools. Upon graduation from high school, she moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina where she attended Worth Business College and Fayetteville State University. She was employed with the Cumberland County School System for twenty-six years. She was licensed as a minster with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. July 26, 1983 and on June 29, 2001 she was ordained as a Pastor at the Carolina State Council by Bishop Richard E. Young and on Jul 9,2010 she was ordained as District Elder at the Carolina State Council by Bishop Edward C. Roberts.
Pastor Thompson was baptized in Jesus Name and received the Holy Ghost at New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church. She later served under the leadership of Pastor Betty J. Pelt and faithfully served the body of Christ in many capacities including Church Secretary, Finance Officer, President of Women’s Ministry, Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher, Usher, Youth President and Evangelist.
When her former Pastor (Betty J. Pelt) went home to be with the Lord June 22, 1998, the mantle was passed to Evangelist Thompson and she became the Shepherd of Pelt Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church August 16, 1998. She was elected by man, but called, commissioned and anointed by God to preach and teach the Word of God. Her motto is, “It’s all about God!” She believes the body of Christ should earnestly contend for the faith and seek to fulfill the purpose God has designed for their life. Pastor Thompson esteems I Timothy 1:12, “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry”.
She is grateful to be in the kingdom for such a time as this and enjoys what she does for the Lord. She is a woman of prayer and she loves to see people delivered and set free by the power of God. She believes God and she stands totally on his Word. Her gifts have certainly made room for her as she ministers under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. Pastor Thompson endeavors to build the kingdom of God, help men and women find their rightful place in the body and to see young people come alive and be who they are called to be in the kingdom.
She resides in Fayetteville and is married to Roger David Thompson, Sr. and they have four children: Katina (Marius), Seigi (Aurelio), Danita (Kevin), and Roger II (Tiffany). They also have fifteen grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, walking, and watching television.