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ABOUT PASTOR CECIL A. THOMPSON
From time to time I receive requests asking about me and who I am. To be honest, I occasionally ask myself the same questions. With that in mind, I would like to give you a brief glimpse of who this guy is who calls himself “Pastor Cecil.”
Pastor, Tumwater Chapel of Grace Ministries
5116 Bald Eagle Lane S.W.
Tumwater, Washington 98512
• Preaching opportunities in South Dakota, Newfoundland, Missouri;
• Assoc. Pastor (Discipleship/Counseling) - Nampa, Idaho, 1st Nazarene;
• Pastor - Burns, Oregon Church of the Nazarene;
• Pastor - Shelton, Washington Church of the Nazarene;
• Pastor - Olympia, Washington – Summit Lake Community Church;
• Pastor - Chapel of Grace Ministries.
PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND TESTIMONY:
I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior during a Vacation Bible School in Camas, Washington, when I was in the third or fourth grade. It was a genuine experience and I have never turned back from following Him all of my life. In 1948 I fell in love with my sweetheart Joyce when we were both 14. Throughout our 62 plus years of marriage we remained totally devoted to each other.
Joyce and I were blessed with three beautiful children and eight gorgeous grandchildren. Blessing is the operative word in our life because we early on learned the secret of blessing.
In 1991, one year after becoming pastor at Summit Lake Community Church, our oldest daughter ascended to be with our LORD. We learned the blessing of trusting the LORD even when allowing our precious girl to slip the bonds of this world. Her three children, surrounded with our prayers, became such a joy to us. We are even more blessed to have our son Dan, his wife Donna and their family living close to us.
Our youngest daughter, Lori, experienced kidney failure in 2001. She started kidney dialysis and went on the transplant list for both her kidney and pancreas. On December 18, 2001, our granddaughter Jenna (Brenda’s daughter), donated one of her kidneys to her aunt Lori. The transplant was a great success.
On February 5, 2002, a pancreas became available and was transplanted at the University of Washington Medical Center where the kidney transplant had been completed the previous year. Several months later the pancreas failed and Lori received a second transplant. She has experienced several challenges since the transplants, but we walk by faith, as does she, and simply allow the LORD to work out the details.
Together Joyce and I experienced many blessings of the LORD on our ministry. Even though my dear wife has now ascended to be with our LORD, we always believed that there is no such thing as retirement. I want to be found faithful when the LORD calls me to be with Him and reunited with my dear ones who have gone on before me.
This is a tiny glimpse of Pastor Cecil. My one desire is to be used in any and every way the LORD chooses. Walk with God today, trust Him completely, and be a blessing.
PASTOR CECIL'S “THE SANDS OF ETERNITY” VIDEO MESSAGE AT: http://www.pastorcecil.com/