Bishop Walter S. Thomas Sr. has served as the pastor of the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, since 1975. Under his leadership, the church has grown from 200 to more than 7,000 active members. In 2010, a vision was fulfilled as the New Psalmist family moved into their new 4,000 seat state-of-the-art facility, to meet the needs of today’s congregants.
A highly regarded executive and personal coach, Bishop Walter S. Thomas Sr. has amassed over 30 years of experience working with church leaders, pastors, and staff, to build effective ministry teams. A Myers Briggs Practitioner certified in MBTI assessments and interpretations, he has led dynamic leadership workshops and seminars.
Bishop Thomas received his bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of Maryland. He earned his master of divinity degree from the Howard University School of Religion in Washington, D.C., and a doctor of ministry degree from Saint Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland. Author of several inspirational books, Bishop Thomas and his committed partner in ministry, Patricia, have three children, Joi, Walter Jr., and Joshua. Visit www.newpsalmist.org to learn more about Bishop Thomas.