(CMR) Rev. Robert “Bob” Thompson Jr., a former pastor of the Red Bay Church of God who served in the Cayman Islands for 25 years, has died.
Pastor Bob (71), who was living in Ava, Missouri, died on Saturday. 19 March at Barnes -Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, from a sudden heart attack with Cinda by his side.
Pastor Bob started in ministry early. He grew up in a Pastor's home, frequently moving to further the Gospel.
He began his education in California and went on to attend Ft. Scott Bible School and graduated from high school at Mt. Zion Bible School. He received his Bachelor of Theology from the Kansas City College and Bible School in Overland Park, KS. He then taught at Mt. Zion Bible School, Venture Bible College in Jamaica, and later became Principal at Rocky Mountain Christian School in Littleton, CO where he met Cinda Ramey.
On 22 November 1978, he got married to Cinda at Littleton. Together they started on a wonderful journey for the Lord as Pastors for 43 years, including Missionary Pastors in the Cayman Islands for 25 years! Pastor Bob was pastoring the Mt. Zion Church of God (Holiness) in Ava at the time of his death. He had been there for over 10 years working in the Church alongside his wife.
Pastor Bob enjoyed people and loved teasing everyone. He also enjoyed music and loved the opportunity to coach. He and Cinda also had the pleasure of traveling and leading tours to Israel.
He traveled extensively for the Prison Fellowship International. Locally he was a member of the Ava Ministerial Alliance and conducted a weekly radio broadcast titled “Moments with the Master” on KKOZ. His passion was preaching and sharing the Gospel.
Pastor Bob is survived by his wife, Cinda; children Bryan Bowie and family, Marie George and family, Delia Powery and family, Egbert Jackson, Zenia Woods and family and Joy Anson, their 10 God Children; brother, Reverend Ken Thompson and Vicky of Fordland; sister Glenna Thompson of Branson; a host of family and many friends.