In 1976, Reverend Reuben Thompson joined the United States Navy and served for three years. In 1979, he
met Lorraine Dickerson and received an invitation to worship at St. Phillips Christian Church. He began to
fellowship and in 1980 he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was baptized on October 5, 1980.
On June 20, 1981, he and Lorraine were married and are now the parents of two sons, Joseph Keith and
Reuben James. Preceding his tenure at Faith United Christian Church, he was associate minister of St.
Phillips Christian Church (DOC) in Brooklyn, New York. Reverend Thompson served at St. Phillips in many
capacities: deacon, youth advisor for the Chi-Rho Fellowship and the Christian Youth Fellowship, Christian
education superintendent, church school superintendent, evangelistic committee chairperson, vice president
and president of the Christian Men’s Fellowship, choir member and member of the hospitality committee. He
finds great joy in meeting and talking with people. Reverend Thompson served eight years as pastor of Faith
United Christian Church (DOC) in Canton, Ohio.
He became pastor of Community Christian Church on February 11, 2008. Reverend Thompson received his
BA in Religious Studies from College of New Rochelle School of New Resources. He received his Master of
Divinity at Lexington Theological Seminary.
Rev. Reuben E. Thompson, Sister Lorraine Thompson and Brother Reuben Thompson