Reverend Dr. M. T. Thompson, Pastor Emeritus


Known throughout the entire United States as a renown preacher, teacher, pastor and singer, the Reverend Dr. M. T. Thompson is a gifted, anointed man of God. His unique preaching and teaching style has inspired and lifted the people of God to heights unprecedented.

Dr. Thompson was born May 4, 1936 in the state of Texas. He began preaching at a very early age, and has been a pastor for over 50 years, making him one of the senior prominent pastors, by experience, though not by age, in the Bay Area. He recently retired from Senior Pastor of the Berkeley Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Berkeley, CA, where he served faithfully for 40 years.

In addition to his innate ability to preach and teach the word of God, Dr. Thompson is a national recording artist. His most recent recording was made with the United Voices of Berkeley Mt. Zion, entitled “Ask God”.

Dr. Thompson has been certified as an instructor by both the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., and the Board of Christian Education Congress. His classes are consistently one of the first to be filled to capacity by young and old alike.


Dr. Thompson’s educational accomplishments include the following:

  • Bachelor of Divinity, Providence Theological Seminary, Los Angeles, California.
  • Bachelor of Theology, Bishop College, Dallas, Texas.
  • Bachelor of Theology, Providence Theological Seminary, Los Angeles, California.
  • Doctor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • PhD. In Social Services and Black Studies, University of California, Berkeley.