Institute Presenter: Fostering the Development of Positive Health Behavioral Change through Christian Discipleship
Rev. Brian R. Thompson, Sr.
Senior Pastor, Simon Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Rev. Brian R. Thompson, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Simon Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Fayetteville, NC. God has blessed Simon Temple to become one of the fastest growing churches in Zion, over 3,000 souls have been led to the Lord and more than 4,400 have joined the church under his leadership.
The church has a current membership of over 4,500. Pastor Thompson is very committed to his calling and to the ministry that God has allowed him to do. His motto in the ministry is Romans 12:1, “Present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” He challenges everyone with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “If a man has not found something to die for, he is not fit to live.” Pastor Thompson was named Minister of the Year 2009 by the Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cumberland County Human Relations Commission. He is married to Rev. Felica Raines Thompson; and is the proud father of two healthy miracles from God – Alexis and Brian II.