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Christopher Charles Thompson is a gifted communicator, communication strategist, growth resource developer, and spiritual leader. Through writing, teaching and speaking, he inspires and equips young and old alike to higher heights of organizational, spiritual and personal growth.
He received his undergraduate training at Southern Adventist University and Oakwood University in Elementary Education and Theology. He then received graduate training at Oakwood University, and doctoral studies at United Theological Seminary. His research explores mentoring and personal growth as well as strategies for helping faith communities communicate effectively with Hip-Hop culture. Along with his formal training, he brings a passion for helping people and organizations grow quantitatively as well as qualitatively.
He has pastored, served and taught in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He served as Communication Chairperson for the Pastoral Evangelism and Leadership Conference as well as Communication Director of the Southeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He also served as the Communication and Marketing Director for Breath of Life Television Broadcast. Since 2019, he has helped mold aspiring leaders as Adjunct Professor at Oakwood University, as well as host of the Oakwood University Radio program, Sunset to Sunset.
Sensing a call to give back to his hometown, Dr. Thompson relocated to Beaufort, South Carolina where he currently serves as the Executive Director of Thumbs Up Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, which focuses on education enrichment and character development for at-risk youth. Additionally, Dr. Thompson is a high school Language Arts Instructor, as well as Pastor and founder of Lighthouse Church.
He is also an author, having written numerous articles for various publications as well as six books, My Savior and My Lord, 360º Christian, Training Days, Stop the Violence, Free and Gone (both Free and Gone, co-authored with Dr. Carlton P. Byrd). He also wrote and produced a documentary entitled Good Grief to help people cope with traumatic experiences. In 2021, Dr. Thompson released a seventh book entitled, Choose to Dream: Lessons on Leadership and Living your Best Life.
He is an avid reader and athlete. He enjoys running, cycling, tennis, and most of all basketball. He is a proud finisher of the Pittsburgh Marathon (3 hours 55 minutes and 55 seconds), and the Columbus Marathon (3 hours 41 minutes and 09 seconds). His big dream is to one day complete the Ironman Triathlon.
He is happily married to the former Tracy Harris (17 years), and together they have one son Christopher Charles II (age 13). They are both proud members of the “one-and-done” club.
Personal Mission Statement
To help people grow
Personal Vision Statement
I am writing, teaching, and developing resources to equip people for growth and growing others.