Rev. Fleming Thompson, Jr.

Rivertown Welcomes


A native of Sandersville, Georgia, the Rev. Fleming Thompson, Jr. is married to Sherry B. Thompson. They have a blended family which consists of six children (5 daughters, 1 son, one daughter in the spirit), several grandchildren, and three great-grand kids.

He and his sister the late Doris Shepherd moved to Atlanta at an early age. They were raised in a Christian home filled with love, kindness and a thirst for knowledge. Pastor Thompson attended the Atlanta Public School system and graduated from Luther Judson Price High School in 1967. He received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Atlanta Bible College and an Associate of Science degree from Clayton State University.

Rev. Thompson continued his educational pursuits at Gammon Theological Seminary at The Interdenominational Theological Center. On May 8, 2010, he received a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Pastoral Care. A theologian and pastor, he was inducted into the International Society of Theta Phi (ITC Honor Society) his senior year.

His thirst for knowledge does not stop with the acquiring of degrees, but he is a student of the Word. Rev. Thompson has completed Disciple Bible Study I, II, and III, taught Disciple I and II, attended North Georgia Walk to Emmaus (#31), and Discover God’s Call. Licensed to preach in 2001, he served as youth minister at Andrews Chapel UMC for six years, where he was instrumental in starting a feed the needy program in the local Jonesboro area and was active in the prison ministry at the Clayton County jail.

In June of 2011, Rev. Thompson was appointed to a two-point charge St. Luke – Bethlehem UMC. He was ordained as full elder June, 2014. In June of 2016, he was appointed as Senior Pastor of East Point First Mallalieu UMC. Prior to answering God’s call to ministry, he had a successful career in private industry with Delta Airlines, where he worked for over thirty-two years.

In June of 2019, he was appointed as Senior Pastor of Rivertown UMC, 9325 Rivertown Road, Chattahoochee Hills (Fairburn) Georgia 30213

One of his favorite passages of Scripture on which he relies heavily is Isaiah 43:1-3. He believes his acceptance of the call unto his life is best expressed in the following song lyrics, “I’m just a nobody, trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody.