Pastor Edward A. Thompson

May 27, 1947 ~ January 29, 2018 (age 70)

Pastor Edward Arnold Thompson, 70, of Bethlehem Township, PA, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018.

Before he was Pastor Thompson, he was Arnold from little Washington, NJ.  He was born in Washington, NJ on May 27, 1947 to Alice and the late LeRoy Thompson.  He was the fifth of six children born to Alice and LeRoy.  Arnold spent his formative years in Washington.  In 1966, he graduated from Washington High School, where he excelled in athletics, including winning two state wrestling titles.

He briefly left Washington to attend Bloomsburg University.  In 1971, he earned a B.S. in Business Education and Accounting.  While at Bloomsburg, he was a two-time PA State College Wrestling Champion.  After graduating from Bloomsburg, he returned to Washington, where he taught at Warren Hills Regional High School and was an assistant football and wrestling coach. 

In 1975 he married June Ann Thompson, his loving wife of 43 years.  They moved to Easton and had their two children Alyshia-Monae and David-Aaron.  He also began working as an accountant for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.  He worked at the Bridge Commission until his retirement in 2007.

Called to the ministry, he was ordained in 1985.  For the next several years, he served as Associate Minister at Shiloh Baptist Church in Easton where he served faithfully under Pastor Fred Davis.  In 1989, he left Shiloh to become pastor of Second Baptist Church in Bethlehem, PA, but continued to benefit from the spiritual covering of Pastor Fred Davis until Pastor Davis’ passing in 2005.  Pastor Thompson then entered into a covenant relationship with Bishop David G. Evans, Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, NJ and the Prelate of the Abundant Harvest of Churches.  Pastor Thompson served on the Executive Board of the Abundant Harvest of Churches. 

Pastor Thompson dedicated himself to bringing the message of Sonship and the wholeness to the Sprit, Soul and Body through Jesus Christ.  His simplistic, yet powerful teaching, touched your heart, blessed your soul, enlightened your mind and strengthened your spirit. 

He left to carry on his legacy, wife June Ann Thompson, his two children Alyshia-Monae and
David-Aaron, grandchildren Cyrus Zechariah and Israel Nachon, mother Alice Thompson, siblings LeRoy Thompson and Roberta Jane Colabaugh and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.  

Homegoing Services will take place on Saturday at 11AM in the Main Sanctuary of Greater Shiloh Church 403 Pastor Fred Davis Street, Easton, PA.  The family will receive guests from 9-11AM in the church.  Interment will take place following services in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting plants.


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