Pastor Dr. Jeffery C. Thompson, Sr. is God's visionary serving as the founding pastor since June 2014 of the Oasis; which began as a Baptist Church. However, with and through his consistent obedience to God has taken the Oasis Baptist Church to The Oasis Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (as of July 2018). During this time, Pastor Thompson’s uncompromising and bold teaching of God's Word has changed the lives of many, both at Oasis and abroad.
Pastor Thompson was born in Tuscaloosa, AL and is a graduate of Central High School of Tuscaloosa. Jeff graduated from Southeastern Bible College Birmingham with his B A. Degree, Masters in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary in Indiana and Doctor in Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Jeff is Licensed and Ordained in the Missionary Baptist Church and serves as founding Pastor of the Oasis C.M.E Church of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He also is an endorsed Chaplain through the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International under the leadership of Bishop Norris Darden, employed with Affinity Hospice. He is married to the former Carol L Garner and they are the proud parents of two boys; Jeffery Jr. and Jon Michael.
Some of Pastor Thompson's favorite Bible verses are Psalms 27, which begins with "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? . . ." and Psalms 23 which states "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want".
Pastor Thompson bases his ministry from 2 Chronicles 7:14 which says "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."