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Pastor Darryl Keith Thompson (cont.)
He often quotes, 1 Timothy 1:15, This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.  With understanding and compassion, he relates well to individuals that suffered abuse and rejection as a child. He believes it is his mission to share with men, women, and children alike that with the help of God it is possible to forgive and overcome the past and to discover and walk in their divine destiny.

Pastor Thompson is unapologetic as he proclaims Romans 1:16...for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth. He shares his testimony with truth and transparency ---always ending with, “It was God’s amazing grace that saved a wretch like me and if God can save me, He can save anybody.” Jesus said, For the Son of man came to seek and save the lost [Luke 19: 10] and He that comes to me I will in no wise cast out.  [John 6:37(b)

In 1986, when Pastor Thompson was born again of water and the Spirit, he vowed that he would live a holy and celibate life until marriage. Ten years later, he married the love of his life, Kimberly Callaway-Thompson and  praises God that she is the only woman he has been intimate with for the past twenty-five years. With a burden to strengthen marriages and families, he and his wife started a unique ministry called Marriage 101. Pastor Thompson is a devoted father of two, Darryl Christopher (his Budman) and Dylaan Christyn (his Baby G), father-in-law  to-be of Ari, and proud grandpa to Azriel-Azzan (his Aze). He is referred to by his wife and children as an honorable husband and a faithful father and grandfather.

Pastor Thompson is a native of Chicago, Illinois but determined long ago that his life was no longer his own and that he would go wherever the Lord directed him. He has served faithfully for fourteen years as founder and under shepherd of House of Fire Ministries of the Lord Jesus Christ in Rock Island, Illinois and is known by his congregation and community as a purpose-driven pastor. His passion is to see spiritual, social, and economic revival. He often provides input on city projects related to housing and business development and serves on the board of directors for Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation. For most of his ministry years, Pastor Thompson
has served as a bi-vocational pastor and is currently employed at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois.

He will be the first to tell you that House of Fire is not about him, but about God’s promise to His people found in Matthew 16:18...upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Committed to preaching Jesus and the apostles’ doctrine, the church continues to see that God is faithful to His Word. In 2009, Pastor Thompson began to cast vision for a faith-based economic development project on 11th Street, one of the city’s busiest commercial and residential corridors. After nine months of negotiating, the sale of the property took place and the church took possession of what many in the city saw as an eyesore. Pastor didn’t see eyesore...he saw the hand of God. By faith, he spoke that God would work a miracle and the church would become the new owners of the property and complete major renovations. The property, which was renamed Embassy Square Mall, is home to a Chinese restaurant, a cell phone store, a beauty salon and supply and became the new church home of House of Fire Ministries. Pastor’s only response when people ask how the church purchased a strip mall is, “GOD DID IT!”

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