First Baptist Church Pine Bluff
Monday, December 10, 2018
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Kenneth Thornton

     Kenneth Thornton


     Pastor Ken Thornton is originally from Vicksburg, MS, and is married to the former Ann Johnson of England, AR. They have two sons, Craig and Jonathan, and two granddaughters. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Baptist College in Conway, AR in 1982; a Master of Divinity degree in 1989 from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN; completed a full-year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX in 2006; and received a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership degree from Webster University in St. Louis, MO in 2007.

     Pastor Ken has previously served as pastor of the Berean Baptist Church in Memphis, TN and the Calvary Baptist Church in Vidalia, LA. He has served as both an Active Duty and Air Force Reserve Chaplain since 1997, serving at Little Rock Air Force Base, AR; Clear Air Force Station, AK; Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, LA; Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK; and Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, FL. He currently serves as a United States Air Force Reserve Chaplain at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

    Pastor Ken enjoys activities with family and friends, good coffee, reading, and watching Southeastern Conference football.