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Bishop Walter Scott Thomas Sr.

Bishop Thomas has served as the pastor of the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland  since 1975. Under his leadership, the church body has grown to over 8,000 active members. On October  16, 2010, a vision was fulfilled, and a testimony of God's faithfulness when the New Psalmist family  moved into their new edifice, a 4000-seat state of the art facility, designed to minister to the needs of  individuals in the 21st century.

Bishop Thomas has developed programs of evangelism, mission and education. Worship services are  held every Wednesday at 12:00pm, and every Sunday morning at 9:00am. The church’s television  broadcast, "Empowering Disciples”, can be viewed locally and nationally.

Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Sr. is a highly regarded executive and personal coach with over 30 years of  experience in working with church leaders, pastors, church staffs, and building effective ministry teams.  Bishop Thomas is a Myers Briggs Practitioner certified in MBTI assessments and interpretations. He  leads workshops and seminars across the county on preparing leaders for their next level.

Bishop Thomas is the presiding prelate of Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors, a fellowship that  endeavors to encourage, assist, edify, and celebrate Pastors in kingdom work. He has also served as the  past president of the Hampton University Minister's Conference 1999-2002. He is also author of the  books Spiritual Navigation for the 21st Century and Good Meat Makes its Own Gravy, Hanging on by a  Thread, and editor of Outstanding Black Sermons Volume 4 in which he is featured as one of the  contributors.

Bishop Thomas received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in Economics. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Howard University School of Religion in  Washington, D.C. and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Saint Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland and honorary degrees Virginia Seminary and Bethune Cookman College. Bishop Thomas and his committed partner in ministry, Patricia, have three lovely children, Joi, Walter  Jr., and Joshua.

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