Senior Leaders

Pastor's Biography

Rev. Wakaki R. Thompson, strives to do his best as a father, husband, faith leader and follower of Christ. Pastor grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, moved to Philadelphia to attend Drexel University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Analysis & Development. He is called to a bi-vocational ministry pastoring Macedonia Baptist Church, Newtown, PA and IT consulting with Fortune 500 companies. In 2011, he was awarded the Black Engineer of the Year Award, Modern Day Technology Leader. Pastor Thompson was called to Macedonia during the COVID-19 pandemic in October 2020. He has experience as an entrepreneur in Information Systems and Real Estate. 

Pastor has served in various ministry capacities: Christian education instructor / leader, national mission trip leader, deacon, corporate non-profit board member, prison minister, trauma chaplain, Philadelphia Baptist Association peer group facilitator, Interfaith & Multifaith leader, pre-marital counselor, Alumni Chaplain, and associate minister. He is locally and nationally ordained by the American Baptist Churches, USA

Pastor received a Master of Divinity, Palmer Theological Seminary, 2014. Further has been trained or certified in Narrative Trauma Therapy, Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Certificate of Theological Studies, Bethel Seminary, 2009, ACPE, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Prepare – Enrich, and other community and Interfaith programs. He is currently enrolled at United Lutheran Seminary, Doctor of Ministry with an expected 2024 graduation.

Pastor has a heart for missions leading local and national Habitat for Humanity builds and a mission trip to Puerto Rico. He has participated in ministry to Israel, a few times, for ecumenical and Interfaith engagement. Rev. Thompson has a high view of Scripture, loves to teach the Bible, and share training deacons. 

He is married to his lovely wife, Valoria of 30 + years and they have an adult son, Christian who is on the Autism spectrum. Pastor is an avid Cleveland sports fan. He strives to have his first ministry be at home and believes that his call is a family-oriented effort.

Pastor Thompson and First Lady