Pastor-Stephen-ThurstonStephen J. Thurston has been the Pastor of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago for thirty-seven years. He succeeded his father, who pastored the church for twenty-two years. Thurston’s grandfather, the founding pastor of the congregation, served the church for twenty-two years.

A graduate of the historic Bishop College in Dallas, Pastor Thurston is known for his strong pulpit ministry. A well-respected leader, Dr. Thurston is the former President of the National Baptist Convention of America. In the following interview, Pastor Thurston discusses his Christian testimony, pulpit work, and pastoral ministry.


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