Bishop John Miguel Thompson is the third youngest of sixteen brothers and sisters born to Wilfred Thompson and Lillian Walters in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, W.I. At the age of sixteen he migrated without his parents to West Bromwich, England. While residing there, in 1963, he gave his life to the Lord and attended the Triumphant Church of God at Beeches Road, West Bromwich.
During his time with Triumphant Church of God, he held many positions such as Youth Leader, Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. He also attended the New Testament Church of God at George Street, Handsworth, where he graduated with a degree in Theology. In 1968, he was appointed an evangelist with the Triumphant Ministry. Rev. Thompson also attended West Bromwich College to learn welding and Handsworth Technical College for carpentry.
Rev. Thompson migrated to the United States with his family where they continued to attend the Triumphant Church of God under the late Bishop Phillip Burris at 7 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. He continued his trade in carpentry and furthered his education by attending NYT College and eventually became a member of the New York Carpenters & Joiners Union where he retired as a Shop Steward.
In 1987, Rev. Thompson started a new ministry at 545 Gates Avenue along with other families from Triumphant with the blessing of Bishop Burris.
In 1994, Pastor Thompson spearheaded the purchase of 916 Pacific Street, which would eventually lead to their current home at 4013 Church Avenue in 2005. In November 2003, Pastor Thompson was elevated to a Bishop in the Lord’s Church and prelate of churches in New Jersey and Jamaica, W.I. by the International Council of Pentecostal Bishop’s lead by Bishop Dr. Courton Reid, and Bishop Dr. Herbert Scott. In March 2014, being led by the Lord, Bishop & Elder Thompson merged Triumphant Bible Church of God with Bishop Dr. David McDonald and First Community Church of God to form First Community Triumphant Cathedral. The merging of the two churches was sealed in a Service of Engrafting on October 18th, 2014. Today he serves as Pastor-Emeritus and he will tell you, “I am the happiest man in the world because following God’s leading has led to great joy!” On every level FCT Cathedral is thriving to the glory of God!
Bishop Thompson has been married to his wife; Elder Delores Thompson for forty-seven years. They are the proud parents of two daughters; Denise and Marcia. Son-in-laws: Terrence and Andre and six grandchildren; Dave-Anthony, Aaron, Quincy, Jordan, Rachel, and Mark-Anthony.