Celebrating the Witness of Rev. Thomas M. Thomas

tmthomas_1stPastor_TMThomas“In 1899, a freshly minted theologian from the Lincoln University School of Theology arrived in Chester, Pennsylvania. A sense of purpose accompanied T.M. Thomas’ presence. Enlightened by his studies and armed with a dream, this young theologian set out to establish the first Negro Presbyterian church in Delaware County. This entrepreneurial spirit lived within Thomas M. Thomas. He spared no effort in his quest and wasted no time in making his purpose known. He encountered encouragement and pessimism from both enthusiasts and detractors alike. However, through perseverance and hard work he was able to convene his first church meeting. From this humble beginning would later arise the T.M. Thomas Church.”