Happy Birthday Evangelist-Father-Friend-Grandfather and more, Dwight Thompson!

Happy Birthday Evangelist-Father-Friend-Grandfather and more, Dwight Thompson!

“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15.

Happy Birthday to my husband of 52 years. You are an encouragement to me as I watch you choose to daily walk in peace and wisdom. You are “Enjoying The Journey,” with your funny sense of humor… your insatiable desire to study and absorb more of God’s Word… making your choices with integrity, love, and concern for others… and your time in prayer for our family. Your special God-given uniqueness has been an inspiration to me through the years; but most of all the gift of Evangelism God placed within you, and your driving desire to win “one more soul” to our Lord Jesus. I love you more than ever! Happy Birthday…. Zonelle Thompson

Papa, Happy Birthday! Thank you for standing by me in this difficult time. You are the best Papa any girl could hope for. I’m grateful for our special bond. Love you so much! -Carissa Smith

Thank you so much for always being there for me. I love you!- Maddie Smith

Dad, you are not only the worlds best preacher but you are an amazing dad! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I love you with all my heart. -Dwinelle Smith

Happy Birthday to the greatest man on the face of the earth. Your son in-law Jeff Smith

Papa, you are my superhero. You have literally saved my life two times. How many grandsons can say that about their grandfather? Your character and committment to Jesusu our Lord and Savior has been an inspiration to many, especially me! I love you!!- Chad Smith

Papa D, When I was growing up I can remember going in my room turning on the karaoke machine, opening up my bible and I would preach to all my teddy bears. They would repent and receive Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. I can specifically recall telling my parents how Papa D is my hero. When I was growing up, I wanted to be just like my papa. Well, nothing has changed since then. You are still my hero!! Happy Birthday Papa, I love you so very much. I admire how in everything you do, you always follow the Holy Spirit. Thank you Papa for being a great example to your grandson. – Cody Boy

Happy Birthday Papa! I am so blessed to have you in my life. I am grateful for your example and encouragment in my relationship with the Lord. Thank you for scaring the hell out of me.- Corey Shane

Papa, no matter where you are, you always have a way of letting all of your grand children know how much you love us. Thank you for being a man who never settles for the things of this world and always displaying your love and commitment for the Lord for all to see. Through you and my family, I found what it truly means to love the Lord with all my heart sould and mind. I found a love and hunger to serve the Lord and to never settle for anything less. I know my calling to be in ministry stems from our family and I praise God everyday for his favor in blessing me in this specific family. You truly lead our family by example and I praise God for blessing me with such a Godly grandpa who has raised such a loving son to do the same. Your choice to serve the Lord has affected your offspring and God will forever reign in our family. I have so many wonderful memories with you and Mimi. I love and admire you both, more than you will ever know! “Do you have any idea how much I love you?” ………”Well, tell me!” ……..I love you Papa, more than you can ever understand! – Alexa Gerbrands

Papa Dwight, I truly pray that you will have a blessed birthday! You are a blessing in my life and I am thankful to have you in my life. I always enjoy the time that I get to spend with you and praise God for blessing me with such a wonderful, Christ-loving family. Have a wonderful day with Mimi. I love you!!! – Jaco Gerbrands

Dad, It is my hope and prayers that the days ahead will be filled with energy, inspiration, new ideas, fervor and fire, as you continue to reach the World with the Uncompromising Power of the Gospel, as you have been faithful to do for most of your life. We celebrate your life and love you so very much. Happy Birthday – Dwight Thompson, Jr

Have a wonderful and blessed day! I pray this is your best year ever!- Gina Thompson

Papa, you truly are unlike any other man I’ve ever been around. You speak the Word boldly not lacking anything. You love your family with great compassion and teach humility by your actions, s the kind of humility that is only found in The Lord. You are the best example and leader of our family, the men you’ve helped raise look to you with high regard and do our best to learn from you. I love you papa, I can’t thank you enough for the impact you’ve had on my life, more than you realize. teach humility by your actions, the kind of humility that is only found in The Lord. You are the best example and leader of our family, the men you’ve helped.I love you papa, I can’t thank you enough for the impact you’ve had on my life, more than you realize. – Dalton Thompson

Happy Birthday Papa Dwight! You have been such a blessing to Austin and I. Love you so much! Cheers to another great year! – Savannah Thompson

The gospel of Jesus Christ has been passionately proclaimed from generation to generation within this Thompson family and that has not been merely labeled as a job, but an honor. Keeping Christ centered in our home has been exemplified through my father which was instilled to him from his father, my Papa D.
Ever since I was a young child I always enjoyed being around my Papa. He always made me feel special and always made it a point to let me know how much Jesus loves me and has a great plan for my life. It was Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, all the time with an occasional Texas, Cowboys, Lonesome Dove, and coffee reference here and there. Because of him, I have always found a deep love in my “Texas” roots. Even though I was born and raised in Southern California, I have adapted to more of a country boy lifestyle, I learned that one needs to be proud of his heritage (there is spiritual significance in that).
I love opportunities to converse with him because he always has something wise to say. He usually is in deep thought about something most of the time, or maybe he’s frustrated in the fact that the Dallas Cowboys can’t get it together, so when he opens his mouth to share what’s on his heart, you hang on every word.
He is the same man on Sunday morning than he is every other day of the week, minus the sweat he has from preaching his heart out. Papa has always been a man of character, a firm believer in respecting our Thompson name, and especially honoring our Lord with everything we say and do. I have learned so many things from my grandpa (I could write all day long) but the another gem I can think of is how things are just things, he says, “you never see a hertz hauling a u-haul van.” So, give freely, don’t hold on the things to the point they overcome you. Be wise with your earthly possessions but pursue righteousness above all else and the Holy Spirit will lead and guide your every decision.
This year is an exciting year for Papa as he celebrates 50 years of ministry. I can’t believe it because he looks so good. He must of been two when he started in the ministry. I know it is all because of Jesus. I love that my grandpa says, “if you ever seen any good in me, it wasn’t me, it was because of Jesus.”
Well Papa, you should know that we all love you so very much and admire your devotion in serving the Lord all these years. Keep those boots on cowboy because I believe you are about to embark on the greatest journey of your life. I love you!
-Austin Rex

Thank you Papa for being such an amazing father and grandfather. “Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6

You will never know the impact you have had on millions of lives and also, your family. We love you!

25 Responses

  1. Anna Edwards says:

    Happy Birthday!!! An an awesome day 🙂

  2. Donna (Brickell) Rice says:

    Remembering many years back..Faith Temple..your wonderful Dad, and praising God that you have continued following in his footsteps. They are the steps that lead people to the Cross. May God bless you on this special day, and continue to pour His anointing on your life and ministry! Praying a very Happy Birthday to you!

  3. Cindy Ward says:

    Happy birthday Dwight!!!

  4. Kristina Young says:

    Happy happy birthday Dwight! Wishing you a very blessed day with your amazing family and loved ones! Xoxo

  5. Naomi Ramirez says:

    Happy Birthday :Dwight Thompson,You have Blessed So many People.The greatest Joy is when Jesus Christ our Savior. will say well done Good and faithful Servant…Blessing to you,and your Family.

  6. Lisa Manasco says:

    Happy Birthday ! We pray this is your most BLESSED year ever!

  7. Jill Comfort says:

    Happy Happy Birthday, Dwight! May you have a blessed and wonderful year. I remember your message about the rapture. You had us practicing jumping up and down. Jesus is coming back soon! God Bless!

  8. Happy Birthday from a fellow Christian here in Central Ohio. Continue to always say what you mean and tell the Truth even if your voice quivers or shakes.
    I enjoy your daily encouragement on FB and look forward to each day.

  9. Rita A Yeager says:

    Dear Dwight,
    I pray you have a very blessed birthday!!
    You have been such a wonderful inspiration
    to me, ever since I got saved in 1985!
    I treasure the times I was able to attend your
    You are indeed a man of God!
    With the Love of the Lord,
    Rita Yeager

  10. Donald Barnes says:

    To Dwight i would like too wish you the best and bless Birthday as you go on in your life love Barnes Family.

  11. Tone Latham says:

    Happy Birthday , Brother Thompson !

  12. Donnie Cruzen says:

    Dwight, I only have to look at your children and grandchildren to see the legacy of Christs love you have bestowed on our lives. You have touched millions with the story of our Lord and savior. You are a great example of a Godly man. Donnie Cruzen

  13. Tim Anderson says:

    Happy Birthday Dwight – and Thank You for serving Jesus!!

  14. Thanks for your ministry. I’ve enjoyed you on the PTL show. Happy birthday!

  15. Juan Portocarrero says:

    Happy birthday Pastor Dwight!! God bless you and your family always. I’ll always pray for you.
    Juan Portocarrero.

  16. Dwight,
    I remember on more then one occasion when you spoke “wisdom” into my life. Thank you! Happy Birthday!

  17. jackie barlow says:

    WOW!!! Such a great testimony from your family. Remember when we first met, I thought were Jerry Barnard. Sounded just alike at the time. Had to come check and see who it was.
    Have a wonderful day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dwight!! Doug and Jackie

  18. MaryAnne Towne says:

    Happy Birthday Dwight!!!! You are a what I consider a real man!!!! You love The Lord with all of your heart…You love & cherish your wife and family…You preach the good word like a real man should!!!! Plus your a real cowboy from Texas!!! (LOL) I Love and respect you deeply!!!!

  19. Carol King says:

    Have a very, very Happy Birthday! You have made a real difference in my life! Thank you for being a great example…may you be blessed all the more!!!

  20. Chris Miller Thomas says:

    Dwight, hope you had a great birthday! You and Zonelle are two of my most precious friends on earth! Love you dearly!

  21. Blake Goff says:

    Happy birthday brother dwight thompson, you have preached before thousands of people reaching the lost for a hurting world, i pray as your ministry contioue to be manifested, i pray that you will contioue to reach the lost

    God bless you
    Brother Blake Goff

  22. Blake Goff says:

    and i pray that you will see souls being saved time and again and winning those saints to jesus, you are a great preacher brother, Keep winning souls to christ Amen

  23. Linda Barge says:

    Happy Birthday Brother Thompson. Please come and see us again soon at Solid Rock. I love your preaching. I hope you have a blessed day.

  24. My Holy Ghost tongue talking Kentucky born grandma insisted that I go with her to listen to a preacher named Dwight Thompson. Dwight was a guest speaker at a church somewhere over in Hamilton Ohio – we lived in Richmond Indiana, and that meant I would have to endure not only my grandmother’s preaching for the hour drive over to Hamilton, but I would have to endure CHURCH and another loud mouth evangelist for about an hour, not to mention another hour of grandma’s preaching on the drive back home – THAT WAS NOT AN EASY PROPOSITION FOR AN 18 YEAR OLD! Dwight was a preacher like none other I had ever heard before – he made you laugh, cry and think – sometimes separately and sometimes simultaneously. My heart was changed and shortly following that service I ended up getting saved through Dwight Thompson’s alter call – that was over 30 years ago, and I have gone to hear this Evangelist many many times since. Whenever you come to Solid Rock Church in Monroe Ohio, Dwight, I load up my wife and kids and we drive over from Richmond to hear you. God bless you Sir, and thank you for your faithfulness to the vision and your calling – this family loves you.

    Rev. Steven D. Maples
    Maples Ministries

  25. Bob Bateman, singing evangelist says:

    Dwight: What is the full date of your birth? Although you and I have yet to meet in person, I feel like we are very close. I have enjoyed your TV ministry for MANY years! You truly are what a Spirit-filled preacher is supposed to be like! Some are not. I would ask you to share your heartaches in 2013. When I lived in the trailor park in Bell, CV, your church was a few blocks away, and I went. I was called out by the Lord, and was prayed over. That is a precious memory I have from Jesus. If memory serves me right, you were not there that evening. Specil guests were the Goodmans who sang. I was with my friends, and God moved on us so mightily! The same Power of God that I felt when singing in the Kathryn Kuhlman choir, 3 years before she died. God bless. I will send a letter to you, Dwight, in the regular mail with my picture. Love you dearly. Bob Bateman, Evngelist of Song: 208-342-4889 (in Boise).

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