Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor Terry, Senior Pastor

Pastor Terry Thomas was born in Chicago, IL. At the early age of 12 he attended Holy Name of Mary Catholic Elementary school, where he served as an altar boy after baptism and confirmation.  As life transitioned, his family relocated to Denver, Colorado.  It was at Manual High School that he met his lovely Tommie Jean Hamilton. Terry is a Viet Nam era veteran who served in the United States Navy.

Terry’s ministry had begun in the Children’s Hospital during the period when he lost his 17-year-old son. As he mourned over his own first-born son, the Lord was calling him into ministry.  He was put on assignment by the Lord to labor with others who were facing similar issues.  As he mourned he lead hurting families to the compassionate love and miracle working power of Christ.  In 1991, Terry and his wife Tommie were licensed and ordained under Now Faith Christian Center Church in Denver, Colorado. Terry is truly a gifted preacher and teacher with a double portion of compassion, which was developed by his personal experiences and his shepherd heart.  Pastor Terry holds a Masters in General Christian Counseling conferred by James Dussault University. Pastor Terry and Tommie have been married for 47 years.  Isaiah 6:8 – Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Pastor Tommie, First Lady /Co-Pastor


Pastor Tommie Thomas was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. As life transitioned, her family relocated to Denver, Colorado.   At the early age of 12, Tommie received Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior.  Tommie met Terry while at Manual High School in Denver.  In 1973 Tommie married the love of her youthfulness, which became the love of her life (Terry). This woman of God holds a significant role as First Lady to her husband, and Co-Pastor in the church.  They have been happily married 47 years and God has blessed them with 5 beautiful children and 6 beautiful grandchildren. Pastor Tommie is a virtuous woman who has yielded her life whole-heartily over to God.  Her life is her testimony! She holds a bachelor in General Christian Education, conferred by James Dussault University.

John 15:16 – Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Pastor Debra , Associate Pastor

Debra Reynolds was born in Stockton, CA.  Debra Reynolds is an Associate Pastor of Lifting Up Jesus Church.  Debra is married to the love of her life, Garry Reynolds.  Debra has two sons and 5 grandchildren. Debra served in,  and then retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years.  
Debra has also served as an Elder in the Body of Christ for over 7 years. She has also worked the vineyard as an Evangelist for over 25 years.  She worked the streets ministering to the multitudes, and she have worked with jails and Rehab facilities helping people with drug and alcohol problems. Debra has rallied teams of ministers and traveled to local prisons ministering the Word of God to the incarcerated.
Debra has completed over 24 hours of Seminary training at Liberty University, and in 2016 she also completed Sonship of the First Born with the Christian House of Prayer, Inc.  Debra has a bachelors’ degree in Management, and she holds a Master’s degree in Community Counseling.
Romans 12:2  –  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,  that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.