Associate Pastor/Worship Minister

Will Thompson, Associate Pastor/ Worship Minister –

Will Thompson accepted the call to First Baptist Church as Minister of Music & Senior Adults in 1988.  He is a native of Ada, Oklahoma, and received his Bachelor of Church Music degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1980.  Will graduated with a Masters of Church Music degree from Southwestern Seminary in 1982.  He has served churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas since 1977, and is actively involved in the CenturyMen (Chaplain in 2010) and the Arkansas Master’Singers (President in 1992 and 2008).  He served as moderator for the Red River Baptist Association in 2006-2007, and has been on various committees for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.  He has served with Kairos Prison Ministry teams in Pine Bluff and Malvern since 2006.  His wife Janie leads handbells, vocal ensembles, and childrens’ choirs at the church, and is a piano and voice teacher in the home.  His hobbies include bicycling, tennis, softball, and volunteer missions.