Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday August 18, 2019
Today we had Gary & Kathy Hines with us for the morning service. Gary is celebrating two years since his liver transplant at the Mayo Clinic. He and Kathy are long time friends that we met through our mutual friends Don and Cindy Normand. We have them staying in our home this weekend through Monday night. He goes to Mayo Tuesday for his two year check up. He is hoping they will release him for overseas missions travel. It is critical that he does not expose his liver to live viruses so they may not let him do that. Currently they are traveling in the U. S. teaching, preaching and raising support for other missionaries. They are an awesome couple and great friends. 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Fifteen years ago, yesterday (August 14) my son, Aaron married Stephanie Voight in a lovely wedding chapel in Amarillo, Texas. I was his Best Man, Randy Voight officiated, and Dr. Don Normand pronounced the Wedding Blessing.  It was a wonderful occasion. 15 years later, they are still happily married and living in Mesa, Arizona. Their children, Ethan and Marlee are both serving the Lord and excelling in their studies. Aaron and Stephanie are very much in love with each other and with the Lord. As his Dad, I could not be more pleased! I thank God for this special couple and have great appreciation for this anniversary milestone. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU TWO!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Happy Birthday Norma Joyce (PRATT) Thomason. Though you have been in Heaven for Sixteen years now, you still remain in our hearts and thoughts always. As Heaven draws nearer our reunion grows sweeter!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


It was our special honor to recognize my lovely wife, Ruth, as an Ordained Minister of the Gospel this past Mother's Day. Since our marriage in 2008, she has be used in a particularly powerful way to preach and teach, not only at Cornerstone Church, but in Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Myanmar and wherever the opportunity has risen.  She is a life long student of the Word of God, and in the past 11 years of our married life, she has been sitting at the feet of yours truly and of some of the most anointed men and women of God in the world today.  Her qualities and qualifications are undeniable. God has certainly chosen her for Gospel Ministry.  It is our (Cornerstone Church of Jacksonville, Fl.) part to recognize what God is doing in her life.  She joins an impressive list of Gospel Ministers that have been sent forth from this church. 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

I returned from my third short term mission trip to Yangon, Myanmar a week ago today. I traveled with Pastor Donald Byrd and John Armour to Yangon where we joined up with Adam & Julie Culp who came over from Nepal. We ministered together in. Summer Bible Camp at the Elim Children’s Home with Pastor Suan Go Khai then we taught for two days at Church on the Rock Bible College with Dr James Lun Sai. John Armour worked on water purification systems for Pastor Khai and for John Pongson. We returned home via Tokyo where we had a long layover. While in Tokyo we took a train downtown and walked to the Imperial Palace. We arrived home in time to be at the Resurrection Services   In our churches Sunday April 21st. We thank God for a fruitful and safe trip.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Heather Fawn Thomason was born on April 9, 1975 at Garland Memorial Hospital in Garland, Texas (a Dallas suburb) while we were living and pastoring a church in Rockwall, Texas. It is hard to imagine that she is a grown woman, living on her own in Amarillo, Texas. We are proud of her bold spirit, courage and strength in maintaining her close relationship to the Lord and how she wins souls like a true evangelist! With her, every person is valuable and winnable to Jesus. She works well with small children, teens, adults and senior citizens. We miss her a lot, but enjoy our face time video chats and phone calls. As her Dad, I am well pleased and wish her the best HAPPY BIRTHDAY ever and a great year filled with Holy Spirit empowered adventures!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


On Friday, March 29, 2019 we were expecting guests for dinner. Ruth asked me if I would make a quick trip to the grocery about a mile away and get a few things. No big deal right? After I picked up just a few things and headed back to home, a lady in a Toyota Corolla turned in front of me. I had no time to stop so I ran into her car, spinning her around. I pulled over to the side and rushed over to her car to discover two young boys sitting in the back seat, wide-eyed and scared, but not injured. The driver was not hurt either. For this I thanked God out loud! As in all situations like this, you play the event over and over in your mind in attempt to figure out what went wrong and how might you have prevented the accident. I do remember it happening and how I felt like a protective shield was all around me. It did not hurt. I was not injured. I know this was God's protection! The fact that the three people in the other car were not hurt either did not escape me! The aftermath of filling out police reports and pulling the bumper off so I could drive home took time and required patience, but I made it home in time for dinner with my praying friends. We spent the evening in the Presence of God who watches over His people with loving kindness and tender mercies.

As I reflect back on this incident, and other such events in my life, I am reminded once again how quickly things can change. A sudden accident, illness, act of crime, etc. can altar a person's life abruptly and often set them on a permanent course change. It could and often does end a person's life on this planet and sends him off into eternity. It then reminded me that I must at all times be ready for change. I must have my house in order and secure. I must not fear change, but meet it like any good Boy Scout---PREPARED! It is also important to listen to the Voice of God when He tries to give warning of things to come. I remember while at the grocery store thinking why did I get out in 5:00 traffic for salad dressing? Could it be.....was God trying to warn me? He is so faithful to help us if we will let Him.

People talk a lot (in my circles) about how Jesus is coming very soon. I believe He is definitely, but He could come for you even before the Big Event! Are you ready?

Monday, March 11, 2019

April 10-20 Pastor Ronny Thomason, John Armour, Pastor Donald Byrd, Adam Culp (and Hannah) and Pastor Suan Go Khai will meet in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) for ten days of ministry to Youth Camps, Bible Colleges, Churches and Children's Home. This will be the Third trip for Pastor Thomason and John Armour. This ministry was greatly established by Adam Culp and Pastor Khai over 4 years ago and is now doing very well. This year the Bible School graduated it's 4th class! Alumni are serving in ministry all over Asia and beyond. We are returning to strengthen and encourage the workers and students there and to tweak the two water purification systems that we placed in the Children's home and in a Bible School.  Pray for a successful and productive time. April 10-20.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Pastor Robert Slaton passed away on Feb 21, 2019 at the age of 83. He was the Pastor of First Assembly of God in Amarillo, Texas (my home town) for many years while I was growing up. He later became the Superintendent of the West Texas District of the Assemblies of God. He was my Presbyter in 1974 when I was ordained at age 23. Brother Slaton was a true mentor and very important  in my early development as a Minister. He was an awesome preacher, teacher, pastor, and friend. He was a steady, godly example and very worthy of his position as a leader in the community and in the Assemblies of God. He was always very kind to me. I loved him and his precious wife Ann. People like this don't come into your life every day. I know his reward in Heaven is great and he had a glorious home coming.