Pastor Matthew E. Thompson, Sr.

Pastor Matthew E. Thompson, Sr.

Richmond Church of God


Since May, 2010 Elder Matthew Thompson has served as Senior Pastor of the Friendship Church of God in Richmond, VA. He is joined in the ministry by his lovely wife, First Lady Clariss Thompson.

Church focus and goals: In line with the organizational mission, the Richmond church is working to fulfill the Great Commission through obedience to the great commandment. (Matthew 28:19-20 and 22:37-39) Go. Teach. Spread. Love. Under the leadership of Pastor Thompson, the church has found unique ways to reach those in their community. The church’s outreach program includes: (1) Food/Meal Ministry, (2) Helping Hands Clothing Ministry, (3) Community Fun and School Supplies Giveaway Day at the Church Park, (4) Distribution of the Happy News and Daily Bread in the community and (5) Free GED and Trade School Training Opportunities Awareness – a program through which some individuals have gained employment.

Personal Interest: Many are unaware that Pastor Thompson is also a published Composer and Songwriter and an accomplished musician, a career he left behind to pursue the calling God had placed upon him.

Favorite Scripture: His guiding scripture is Psalms 34:3. “O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”

Sunday Worship Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4322 North Avenue, Richmond, VA