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PRESTIGIOUS, DYNAMIC ARIZONA PASTOR DIES - BISHOP ALEXIS A. THOMAS 
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is saddened to announce the death of Bishop Alexis A. Thomas, a distinguished member of the clergy, Pastor, husband and father, who passed away on January 18, 2018 at the young age of 50.  Bishop Thomas, a child prodigy who preached his first sermon at the age of 7, transformed Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, located at 1401 E Jefferson Street in Phoenix, Arizona, from a small congregation of 200 to one of the most prominent African-American ministries in the Southwest with over 4,000 members.

Bishop Thomas was a dynamic preacher and a passionate orator.  He received his license to preach the gospel at the tender age of 7.  After serving as an Associate Minister at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, he was named Senior Pastor in 1984 at the age of 16, an historic event in the State of Arizona. 
Bishop Thomas held a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies from Southwestern Bible College in Phoenix, Arizona.  Bishop Thomas authored and published his book titled “A Child Shall Lead Them” in 2005.  His book chronicled the journey God had led him through in the first 36 years of his life and left the reader waiting to read the rest of his journey.

Alexis Andrew Thomas, the son of Hubert and the late Barbara Thomas, was born on November 9, 1967 in Chandler, Arizona.  Bishop Thomas leaves behind his beloved wife of 13 years, Dr. Michele Thomas; five boys, Shimond, Remone, Jamell, and twin boys, Micah and Micaiah; father, Hubert; and brother, Dervin.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; and, brothers, Andre and Timothy. 
The Pilgrim Rest family celebrates the life of an extraordinary man of God.  We join the community in mourning a devout, fun-loving and charismatic leader who committed his life to serving God and His people. He was led by the Holy Spirit to carry out the vision God had placed in his heart.

A homegoing service at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for Bishop Thomas is being planned.  During this time of bereavement, we welcome your prayers and request that the privacy of the family is honored.
PRESTIGIOUS, DYNAMIC ARIZONA PASTOR DIES - BISHOP ALEXIS A. THOMAS Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is saddened to announce the death of Bishop Alexis A. Thomas, a distinguished member of the clergy, Pastor, husband and father, who passed away on January 18, 2018 at the young age of 50. Bishop Thomas, a child prodigy who preached his first sermon at the age of 7, transformed Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, located at 1401 E Jefferson Street in Phoenix, Arizona, from a small congregation of 200 to one of the most prominent African-American ministries in the Southwest with over 4,000 members. Bishop Thomas was a dynamic preacher and a passionate orator. He received his license to preach the gospel at the tender age of 7. After serving as an Associate Minister at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, he was named Senior Pastor in 1984 at the age of 16, an historic event in the State of Arizona. Bishop Thomas held a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies from Southwestern Bible College in Phoenix, Arizona. Bishop Thomas authored and published his book titled “A Child Shall Lead Them” in 2005. His book chronicled the journey God had led him through in the first 36 years of his life and left the reader waiting to read the rest of his journey. Alexis Andrew Thomas, the son of Hubert and the late Barbara Thomas, was born on November 9, 1967 in Chandler, Arizona. Bishop Thomas leaves behind his beloved wife of 13 years, Dr. Michele Thomas; five boys, Shimond, Remone, Jamell, and twin boys, Micah and Micaiah; father, Hubert; and brother, Dervin. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; and, brothers, Andre and Timothy. The Pilgrim Rest family celebrates the life of an extraordinary man of God. We join the community in mourning a devout, fun-loving and charismatic leader who committed his life to serving God and His people. He was led by the Holy Spirit to carry out the vision God had placed in his heart. A homegoing service at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for Bishop Thomas is being planned. During this time of bereavement, we welcome your prayers and request that the privacy of the family is honored.
positive. Biblical. affirmations. See the Good! #prbc #attend #grow #give #serve #occupy
eating once a week won’t get you there. Make Him your daily Bread. Between Sunday when you leave church and Sunday when you get back Satan is usually on the rampage. Get in your Word. And remember, whatever lies ahead God has already prepared a place for you there. #prbc #attend #grow #give #serve #occupy
eating once a week won’t get you there. Make Him your daily Bread. Between Sunday when you leave church and Sunday when you get back Satan is usually on the rampage. Get in your Word. And remember, whatever lies ahead God has already prepared a place for you there. #prbc  #attend  #grow  #give  #serve  #occupy 
Edwin Hawkins: Legendary singer, writer, director and promoter. What a blessed family!!! “And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!””
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭14:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬ #celebrateGodsgiftstotheBodyofChrist
Edwin Hawkins: Legendary singer, writer, director and promoter. What a blessed family!!! “And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!”” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭14:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬ #celebrateGodsgiftstotheBodyofChrist 
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? Dr. King lived a “others-minded” life. His life and legacy should evoke the same from each of us. #king #occupy
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? Dr. King lived a “others-minded” life. His life and legacy should evoke the same from each of us. #king  #occupy 
Today’s going to be an amazing day! Let’s start it together! 7:30a DT | 9:15a EV | 11:00a DT #prbc #attend
Today’s going to be an amazing day! Let’s start it together! 7:30a DT | 9:15a EV | 11:00a DT #prbc  #attend 
let’s Worship Him together. Join us tomorrow for 1:3 Services. 7:30a & 11:00a downtown or 9:15a in the East Valley. We hope to see you in service tomorrow! #prbc #attend #give #grow #serve #occupy #occupyallstreets #worship
In light of the dark remarks by our President last night I felt compelled to impress upon each of you two things. Firstly, we are all God’s children regardless of our places of origin. There is more that unites us than divides us. The stratification continually highlighted by our President is unproductive, untrue, unpatriotic and at its core unamerican. Secondly, let us all be as vocal in sharing our perspective as is our President. Let his voice not be the last voice spoken on how America veiws this issue. Speak up and send a message of inclusion, togetherness and oneness. We are one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for ALL. #occupyallstreets #haiti #elsalvador #africa #abroad #uttermostpartsoftheearth
In light of the dark remarks by our President last night I felt compelled to impress upon each of you two things. Firstly, we are all God’s children regardless of our places of origin. There is more that unites us than divides us. The stratification continually highlighted by our President is unproductive, untrue, unpatriotic and at its core unamerican. Secondly, let us all be as vocal in sharing our perspective as is our President. Let his voice not be the last voice spoken on how America veiws this issue. Speak up and send a message of inclusion, togetherness and oneness. We are one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for ALL. #occupyallstreets  #haiti  #elsalvador  #africa  #abroad  #uttermostpartsoftheearth 
Remember to make your list tonight about what we are praying about. Let’s set a time tomorrow that we will cover our list in prayer. “One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Bishop’s Bible Study ~ #prbc #attend #grow #give #serve #occupy
Remember to make your list tonight about what we are praying about. Let’s set a time tomorrow that we will cover our list in prayer. “One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Bishop’s Bible Study ~ #prbc  #attend  #grow  #give  #serve  #occupy 
Family remember during Bishop’s Bible Study we are studying the Book of Colossians. Join us tonight beginning at 6P for prayer, and 6:30P for Worship. ................
Here’s a quick look at what we covered on last week: 
Colossians is a book about the Preeminence (or supremacy) of Christ {Preeminence-all sufficient}. .................
Colossians Chapter 1 Declares the preeminence of Christ ..................
▪️v1 called by the Will of God
▪️v2 saint means set apart for God’s work 
#prbc #attend #GROW #give #serve #occupy
Family remember during Bishop’s Bible Study we are studying the Book of Colossians. Join us tonight beginning at 6P for prayer, and 6:30P for Worship. ................ Here’s a quick look at what we covered on last week: Colossians is a book about the Preeminence (or supremacy) of Christ {Preeminence-all sufficient}. ................. Colossians Chapter 1 Declares the preeminence of Christ .................. ▪️v1 called by the Will of God ▪️v2 saint means set apart for God’s work #prbc  #attend  #GROW  #give  #serve  #occupy 
Checking the weather forecast. #prbc #freshrain
“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬
¡HIT THE RESET BUTTON!  #prbc #attend #grow #give #serve #occupy #reset
“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬ ¡HIT THE RESET BUTTON! #prbc  #attend  #grow  #give  #serve  #occupy  #reset 
Tomorrow is the First Sunday in 2018! Join us tomorrow for 1:3 Services. 2 downtown and 1 in the East Valley. Happy New Year! #prbc #attend #grow #give #serve #occupy
Tomorrow is the First Sunday in 2018! Join us tomorrow for 1:3 Services. 2 downtown and 1 in the East Valley. Happy New Year! #prbc  #attend  #grow  #give  #serve  #occupy 
First Bishop’s Bible Study of 2018! Join us tonight with prayer at 6P, worship at 6:30P. #prbc #attend #grow #give #serve #occupy
Doors open at 8:30P | The night kicks off at 9:30P | Party won’t stop until 2018 | Don’t miss it! Grab a 🎩 and a friend! 🎉 🎊💃🏾🕺🏾| PARTY on JEFFERSON #prbc #partyonjefferson #watchnightservice
Doors open at 8:30P | The night kicks off at 9:30P | Party won’t stop until 2018 | Don’t miss it! Grab a 🎩 and a friend! 🎉 🎊💃🏾🕺🏾| PARTY on JEFFERSON #prbc  #partyonjefferson  #watchnightservice