Dr. James Thompson
Mount Olive Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas
Dr. James P. Thompson Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He joined the Mount Olive Baptist Church in 1984 as a minister. In 1986, Thompson was selected to be the Youth Pastor and served in that capacity until 1994. He was elected to serve as Pastor of the Mount Olive Baptist Church by the Sr. Pastor and the church membership in 1994. Thompson graduated from the University of the District of Columbia and also attended the Southern Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, where he received his Masters of Theological Studies degree. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Southern Bible Institute where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board.
About Dr. E.K. Bailey
b>Dr. E.K. Bailey (1945-2003) was the founder of the Concord Missionary Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas and President and Founder of E. K. Bailey Ministries, Inc. While obeying the call of God in his life, Dr. Bailey received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Bishop College, Dallas, Texas in 1969 and his Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, in 1991. His educational accomplishments also included graduate studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. His service began at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas in 1969. Later in June 1975, God led Dr. Bailey and over 200 charter members to establish Concord Missionary Baptist Church. During his twenty-eight years as Senior Pastor, the church membership grew to approximately 4000 members, and his visionary leadership guided Concord toward excellence in all areas of ministry. Among other influences, he founded the E. K. Bailey International Conference on Expository Preaching, which continues as a major international force in preaching. Dr. Bailey will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, pastor, teacher, powerful preacher, mentor, and model to many and as a sincere friend.