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Dr. Samuel L. Thompson

Hope Spring M.B. Church

5189 Livingston Rd, Jackson, MS

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Pastor's Word


 March 15, 2020


Can God Really Keep You Saved



2 Timothy 1:12




    2 Timothy 1:12: “I am not ashamed.” Although he was in prison and the sentence of death was upon him, he was not ashamed of the gospel. Paul had written to the Romans in 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth….” And back in verse 8 of the first chapter of 2 Timothy, Paul urges Timothy not to be ashamed either. Sometimes Christians are very reluctant to witness. We are all tongue-tied at times, but we ought not to be.

     “He is able to keep that which I have committed [entrusted] unto him.” Literally, the deposit. This means that Paul deposited his faith.



Dr. Samuel L. Thompson is a native of Florence, Mississippi (Rankin County), now residing in Jackson, Mississippi (Hinds County).

Graduate of McLaurin High School. He later attended Natchez College in Natchez , Mississippi where he received his Christian Education Certificate, Honorary Doctor of Humanities and a Doctor of Divinity. 

He continued his educational training after having been called into the Ministry at the Mississippi Baptist Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi where he received his Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology.

Presently he serves as Pastor of Hope Spring M.B. Church, Executive Director of InTouch Community Services Inc. Jackson, Mississippi, Executive Director of Family And Community Solutions LLC, Meridian, Mississippi, and Liaison of the National Baptist Convention USA Inc to The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Past Employments:

  • Senior Pastor, Thirty First Missionary Baptist Church,Meridian, Mississippi

  • Pastor, Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Coatopa, Alabama

  • Regional Director of Community Corrections State of Mississippi

  • Director of School Safety; Meridian Public Schools, Meridian, Mississippi

  • Director of Student Services; Meridian Public Schools, Meridian, Mississippi

  • Interim Principal Kate Griffin Junior High School Meridian, Mississippi

  • Consultant Mississippi Department of Education State of Mississippi

  • Pastor, Christian Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Kosciusko, Mississippi

  • Pastor/Founder, Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Carthage, Mississippi

  • Pastor, Sweetwater Missionary Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi

  • Pastor, Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Yazoo City, Mississippi

  • Pastor, New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Puckett, Mississippi

  • Dean of Chapel and Director of Admissions, Piney Woods Country Life School, Piney Woods, Mississippi

  • Entrepreneur, Thompson Security (Rankin Securities) Flowood, Mississippi

  • Thompson Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon, Mississippi


  • Chairperson -Legal Regress, NAACP, President - Concerned Citizens,

  • Baptist Ministers’ Conference,

  • The General Mississippi Baptist Congress Of Christian Education; Board Member,

  • The General Missionary Baptist Convention Of Mississippi, Inc.;

  • Rankin County Chapter Of NAACP; President,

  • The Original Jackson Baptist Association; Lecturer, general secretary 

  • Jackson/Hinds County Ministers Union

  • The Jackson Congress of Christian Education, President 

  • The National Baptist Congress Of Christian Education - Preached 1991

  • Mississippi Offenders And Volunteer Efforts; Certificate Of Appreciation,

  • Mississippi Senate; Certificate Of Appreciation,

  • Minority Industry Of The Year Award For The Southern Region - USA; Small Business Administration

  • Outstanding Young Men Of America; Award of The Year – 1988;

  • Alabama Cooperative Extension Service Employee Operation;

  • Co- Founder of The Metropolitan Baptist Fellowship, Jackson Mississippi;

  • H. H. Hume’s Lecture Series Certificate of Apprecitation; Natchez College

  • NAACP Fight for Freedom Certificate of Merit;

  • Board Member, Treasurer - Janie Butler Alcohol And Drug Prevention Center;

  • Board Member Central Mississippi Planning and Development Board;

  • President, Clergy For Education;Meridian,MS

  • Certificate of Recognition Meridian Public Schools;

  • Transition Team for Gov. Haley Barbour;

  • President - Mississippi Association for School Safety;

  • Board Commissioner of the East Mississippi Correctional Facility Authority

 Pastor's Vision: To become a unified Church family nurturing the total man!

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