"MOVING FROM MEMBERSHIP TO MINISTRY" - IN THE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE
I want to teach until people are so dedicated to the Word of God that they become dedicated to the works of the Church, and we can reach the lost, the hurting, and the suffering. Then, and then only can we minister to the needs, whether it be spiritually, financially, or emotionally. We want to become a regiment in God's army, fighting the wiles of the devil by observing to do all things in which Christ has told us through the Word of God.
Elder Isaac Thomas 2003
Elder Isaac Thomas Jr.
Occupation: Pastor of St, Marys Primitive Baptist Church, Punta Gorda, Fl.
Spouse: Charlie Ann Thomas
Children: Kimberly, Myra, Demetrius, Donovan, Carnell
Primary School - He attended the segregated Baker Academy in Punta Gorda, Fl. Due to segregation he was bused to Ft. Myers, Fl. to continue his education at Dunbar High School. He was then chosen to be one of the first of five black children to integrate Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fl.. Elder Thomas was brought back to Punta Gorda to attend school much to his dismay. He graduated from Charlotte High School in 1966.
Higher Education - Graduated Charlotte High School (1966)
Graduated from Lincoln Barber College, Tallahassee, Fl. (1967)
Attended Florida A&M University (1972)
Attended Edison State College, Punta Gorda, Fl. (1995)
Associate of Arts Degree from Florida Theological Seminary, Lakeland, Fl.
Bachelors of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies, Berean Christian College and Seminary
Master's in Theology, Berean Christian College and Seminary
South Florida Progressive Primitive Baptist Association:
Former Secretary for South Fl Primitive Baptist Association
Member of the Presbytery Board
Former Vice President of Church School Convention
President of Church School Convention
Local Church Affiliations:
Vice President, Community Ministerial Association
Member of Countywide Association
Board member of Charlotte County Community Task Force
Board Member of Trabue Woods
Board member of Team Punta Gorda Historic Board
Former Board member of New Operations Cooper Street Center
Executive Director of True Light Economic Development Cooperation
US Army Vietnam Veteran (1968-1970)
Senior Pastor of St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church, Punta Gorda
Erected a new edifice in 2007 due to destruction from Hurricane Charley
Outreach ministries include, Strugglers Club & Prison Ministry
Proclamation of Issac Thomas Day, April 20th, 2017, Charlotte County & City of Punta Gorda
Certified Marriage Counselor - Charlotte County
Educational Adoption of Mission School - Liberia, Africa
Founder of Punta Gorda Community Choir in 1995
Former Executive Director of New Operation Educational and Recreation Center
Mother Charlie Ann Thomas
First Lady Charlie Ann Thomas was born in Tallahassee, Florida to Ruby Barber and Charlie Lawrence. She is a graduate of Lincoln High School and further her education at Florida A&M University receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Consumer Education (Home Economics).
While in college she met and married the love of her life, Isaac Thomas Jr. They are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.
After completing her education and Elder Thomas’ tenure in the United States Army, they relocated to Punta Gorda, Florida where she was employed by Charlotte County Public Schools as a teacher for thirty-six years. She spends most of her time assisting in the ministry, community affairs, and shopping.
She is an active member of the Mother’s Ministry and serves as an Advisor of the Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
Her favorite scripture is Philippians 1:6- “For He that begun a good work will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.