From the Edgewood Assembly of God:
Pastor Billy Thompson, a former NBA basketball player who won back-to-back world championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, playing alongside Magic Johnson and Kareem-Abdul Jabbar will be ministering at Edgewood Assembly of God Sunday, October 9th through Tuesday, October 11th. He will be preaching Sunday in both the 10:30 A.M. service and the 7:00 P.M. evening service, as well as Monday and Tuesday evenings also at 7:00 P.M.
Edgewood Assembly of God is located at 803 Edgewood Road in Edgewood, MD. For more information call (410) 676-4455. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken for Pastor Billy in each service.
Billy Thompson has been a winner, a champion, and an overachiever on every level during the course of his life. In High School he led his basketball team in Camden to the New Jersey State championships. During the course of his collegiate career he led the Louisville Cardinals to the division I NCAA championship. The very next year in his rookie campaign he and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates, led by Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley, won the NBA championship, making Billy Thompson one of the few men in all of basketball history to win an NCAA championship and an NBA championship in successive years.
As an encore to this monumental achievement, Billy Thompson along with his “Showtime” Laker teammates, that included all-time greats Kareem Abdul – Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and James Worthy, repeated as champions the following year garnering back-to-back crowns.
Rev. Thompson draws heavily from his extreme level of self-motivation, and a goal oriented, overachieving, winning attitude when he speaks with students in school assemblies. He always endeavors to instill in them a desire to strive for the highest and best in life and how essential it is to dream big with a succinct vision and a plan of action to accomplish their objectives and maximize their potential.
His success at the highest levels in the arena of athletics and in life makes him an engaging and effective communicator to young people of all ages and backgrounds. He is a tremendous role model with strong credentials and solid credibility. This enables him to make a positive and powerful impact on young people at a scholastic level. School administrators across the nation have been both impressed and extremely pleased with his powerful presentation in their respective schools.
Pastor Billy Thompson is “America’s new voice for change” as billed by corporate audiences. Known by millions for his basketball prowess during his years with the Los Angeles Lakers, this former back-to-back NBA World Champion is raising up champions in the Kingdom of God as Senior Pastor and Founder of Jesus People Proclaim International Ministries Church in Boca Raton, Florida.
Pastor Thompson is a profound teacher whose heart is to see people everywhere fulfill their purpose in life to their maximum potential. He is an encourager who realizes that God’s heart is that we may have life and have it abundantly. This understanding is what propels him as he travels internationally ministering with, a word of hope.
His travels both as international athlete and kingdom ambassador have taken him to four of the seven continents. Pastor Thompson has been a frequent guest of the national and host of the local Trinity Broadcast Network “Praise the Lord” TV program. As a recognized community and civic leader, Pastor Thompson was presented a Key to the City of Boca Raton by the mayor Steven Abrahms. He also has received a proclamation from U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings and a designation of September 14, 2001 as Billy S .Thompson Day. Additionally he serves as Chaplain for the Miami Heat NBA team and the City of Boca Raton Fire Department.