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About Us - Staff
Sydnor Thompson, III, Pastor
Over his 35 year ministry, Sydnor has served churches in Texas and North Carolina, including most recently Myers Memorial United Methodist Church in Gastonia.
Hailing originally from Charlotte, Sydnor graduated High School in Christchurch, NZ and received his A.B. (1977) and M. Div. (1981) from Duke University. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (1988). Sydnor served 23 years in the United States Navy Reserve Chaplain Corps, retiring as a Captain in December 2015. He deployed twice during that time to Iraq (2005-2006) and Afghanistan (2012-2013).
Sydnor is married to the former Kelly Stone, of Decatur, Alabama, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. Sydnor has two adult daughters, Adaire and Angela, both living in New York.