About Thor & Bonnie
Thor accepted the challenge of following Jesus while at Furman University through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has been serving in the pastorate since 1972. From ’72 to ’75 he served as a Youth Pastor and then from 1975 to the present he has served in Senior Pastor roles. Thor received his M.Div. degree in 1975.
That same year, after two dates, he asked Bonnie to marry him. Bonnie was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and Thor was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Thus ended the War Between the States.
After 13 years in the pastorate, God called Thor, Bonnie and their three kids to plant a church in Augusta, GA, which started in their home with a handful of people. Over the next 16 years, the church grew to over 750 people and planted five churches.
In 2003, Thor and Bonnie felt like the Lord said, “Do it again!” They launched out to plant another church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Worship Celebrations began in January 2004. Their church also became actively involved in missions work in the Ukraine, and they have seen five churches planted there. It is through the work in Ukraine that Thor and Bonnie met Vladimir (now their fourth child) in an orphanage.
Thor has also served as regional director of church planting for the southeast region of the Vineyard churches and has been instrumental in helping to plant (through coaching) over 80 church plants throughout the southeast.
Thor and Bonnie have four adult children (ages 35, 34, 31 and 21), and have been married for over 35 years. Thor’s life verse is “For me to live is Christ!” (Philippians 1:21).
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