Anthony Thompson

The Reverend Anthony Batiste Thompson is a native of Charleston, S.C. He served six years in the U.S. Navy. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Secondary Education from Benedict College, and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Cummins Theological Seminary of Summerville, S.C. in 1995.

After 27 years of service, Thompson retired from the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services as an Adult Probation Parole Agent. He also served with the Carolina Youth Development Center of North Charleston, S.C. as a Relief Counselor; the South Carolina Department of Mental Health as a Wraps Provider; Mentor of Charleston as a Direct Service Employee; The Charleston County Substance Abuse Commission as a Court Liaison; John G. Richard’s Institution for Boys as a Youth Counselor, and has mentored young boys in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties of South Carolina as a volunteer for 27 years.

He served as Pastor of St. Stephen’s Reformed Episcopal Church of Summerville, S.C. (Sept. 1995-Sept. 2010), and presently is the Pastor of Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church of Charleston. He is a member of the Community Advisory Board of Mother Emanuel AME Church Empowerment Center, as well as the National Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Episcopal Church; the Examining Chaplains of the Reformed Episcopal Diocese of the Southeast; Chairman of the Drug & Substance Abuse Prevention Committee of the Reformed Episcopal Diocese of the Southeast; and Mayor John Tecklenberg Clergy Advisory Council.

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Anthony Thompson and Mary DeMuth tell their devastating stories that require heroic--ongoing--forgiveness. View Show Notes →
Anthony Thompson's wife was one of nine people murdered on June 17, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. At the bond hearing, he stood before the killer and said, "I forgive you." What enabled him to say that? View Show Notes →
Anthony Thompson's wife, Myra, was one of nine victims shot and killed on June 17, 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. It's only through the gospel that he was able to face his wife's killer with forgiveness and not hatred. View Show Notes →