A native of Danforth, Maine, Thomas came to Milligan after serving in pulpit ministries in Heidelberg, Germany, and Silver Spring, Maryland. He did undergraduate work at Northeastern Christian Junior College and Pepperdine University and post-graduate work at the University of Heidelberg before earning a master of arts degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Maryland. His past adventures and accomplishments include hitchhiking in Europe, singing with “The Windjammers,” climbing Mt. Sinai and dealing with Communist officials in East Berlin.
He and his wife Jane-Anne, have two sons. Thomas’ hobbies include, gardening, hymnology, playing guitar and composing music to fit scripture. He currently ministers with Oak Grove Christian Church in Elizabethton, Tennessee and lectures and writes on Holocaust rescuer Hermann Maas.
Thomas retired in August 2020 but continues to teach as an adjunct.