Matthew A. Thomas has served as an educator, pastor, superintendent, bishop, overseer, missionary, college president, church planter, consultant, conference presenter, author, and strategist. He is the lead Bishop of the Free Methodist Church USA and President of the Global Wesleyan Alliance.
A passionate commitment to evangelism, discipleship and leadership development has been foundational for Matt’s life in ministry. He has been actively engaged in sharing Christ with the unsaved, praying with them to receive salvation and helping them grow to maturity.
Matt has been married to Marlene for over 40 years. They have three sons and one daughter – Luke (Jennifer), Mitch (Chelsea), Sam and Charese (David). Mitch departed this earth in September 2008 to serve as full-time worshiper of God around the throne. They are blessed that all are serving in ministry either as volunteers or vocationally. They also have five beautiful granddaughters (Jalen, Jordan, Callia, Mikaela and Katelin) and three handsome grandsons (Andrew, Eli and Asher).