My Resume (CV)

Shawn Thomas

Married to Cheryl Shores, 1982
Children: Paul (1985), David (1987), Libby (1989), Michael (1998)

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1985
B.A. in Communications, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1982
Harrah High School, Harrah, Oklahoma, 1977

Pastoral Ministry

February 2019- Present    Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Angleton, TX

March 2015 — January 2019     Senior Pastor, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Morganton, NC

June 2014 — February 2015
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Moss Bluff, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Pastor, Living Oaks Baptist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Beggs, Oklahoma

Pastor, Dickson Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Testimony and Ministry
I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home, and came to follow Christ in a Vacation Bible School at age 7. Our family settled in Harrah, Oklahoma in 1968, where we attended the First Baptist Church. I was baptized there at age 8, was discipled, called to ministry, and served as a ministry intern before leaving for seminary in 1982.
I seek to lead a New Testament church whose standard of success is faithfulness to God’s word. I am an expository preacher, and teach the importance of discipleship in the Christian life which begins with a genuine, personal, daily walk with Christ, and results in a balanced ministry which resembles His: “worshiping God, and serving Him by reaching, teaching & caring for people.” (Matthew 4:10, 23)

Denominational Service includes:

– Board of Directors, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, 1997-2000

– Executive Board, – Louisiana Baptist Convention, 2002-2006

– Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Louisiana (Baptist) College 2007-2012

– Vice Moderator, Gulf Coast Baptist Association, 2022

13 Responses to My Resume (CV)

  1. Fernan Padilla says:

    Hi Pastor! I’m Fernan – Junior preacher from the Philippines, I’m so Blessed of how God uses you as His servant. I pray that our good Lord continue to Bless your life as a pastor and many lives will be touched by God thru all your preachings.

    • Shawn Thomas says:

      Thank you for the blessing and the encouraging words, Fernan. For reasons I do not know (perhaps you have some insight into it?) there are a number of people in the Philippines who read the messages. Regardless I am grateful that the Lord is using them. God bless you as you serve Him!

      • Ptr. Danilo M. Bobis says:

        Hi Pastor Shawn, i am also a subscriber and a Baptist Pastor from the Philippines and loves reading your expository preaching messages. Praying that God will continually use you to bless others in the ministry.

      • Shawn Thomas says:

        Thank you so much, pastor. I am grateful that the messages might be a blessing to you!

  2. Mona Jones says:

    I just read your blog about Psalms 3:3 “He is the Lifter of My Head” and it totally blessed me. I was looking on Google for a commentary about 2 Samuel 15 and clicked on your link after diving deeper into scripture. This blog was is full of truth, included personal stores and contained vivid truths about the Word that came alive in my heart. May God continue to bless you in a powerful way especially in writing. Thank you.

  3. Bertram Ecate says:

    I enjoyed your Matthew 4:18-22 message.

  4. Susan Raborn says:

    In my daily reading today, Oct 6 (Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s plan) it spoke of Hiram and the gift of cities from Solomon. Because it was Cabul I wondered where it was so googled and came upon your excellent post on this topic. Still wondering though, did Solomon give him something else? Were they still friends after the insulting gift? We won’t know. But what is interesting is Hiram and his response. Hiram still called Solomon “brother.” It appears Hiram expressed his thoughts on the gift trying to let Solomon know they were still friends. It’s also interesting that the wisest man in the world would do something so unwise to Hiram who had helped him. Hiram may have been much older and chalked it up to a young ruler still learning. Loved learning about Cabul and linking it with Galilee and why they thought nothing good could come from there. Just sooooo wonderful. I love how the Lord takes us on ventures in knowing Him as we daily read the Word.

  5. Tony Cobbs says:

    Hi Shawn, I am a newly ordain Baptist Minister and I have started a Bible Study in my home. I use the Life Way material to help teach the Bible. Your weekly overview of the material provides me will excellent commentary to ponder and use in my lesson. I pray the Lord will continue to Bless your ministry and all those you reach. Thanks again for the helpful tips.
    Tony Cobbs

    • Shawn Thomas says:

      I’m thankful that the tips are helpful to you, Tony. Praying for you and your new group this morning; God bless and use you for His kingdom and glory!

  6. Steven says:

    Hello Pastor Thomas, I’m a Sunday school teacher and was looking for any videos on 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. I’ve always found valuable insight in your videos and found that it leads me in having great communication with my class along with allowing me to teach from the Bible. Thank you in advance and God Bless

    • Shawn Thomas says:

      Steven, I don’t think I have any videos on the Johannine Epistles — I do have a relatively recent sermon on “Tests of Your Salvation” from the Book of I John, and a few others. If you do a search in the search bar on the home page, they should come up for you. God bless you as you serve Him with your class.

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