Pastor Earnest Thomas is widely recognized as a passionate teacher, shepherd, counselor and
leader. In September 2003, he was called to serve as the Discipleship Pastor of the St. Mark
Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he is responsible for planning, implementing and
evaluating the Christian Education Ministry.

Pastor Thomas’ responsibilities include developing, implementing and evaluating church-wide
studies, teacher training programs, workshops, church conferences and Bible studies.  He gives
direct leadership to the Associate Ministers, Sunday School Ministry, Twelve Tribes, Marriage,
Men’s Ministry and the Roddy E. Collins School of Ministry.  Additionally, Pastor Thomas, along
with his wife, Roline Thomas, conducts pre-marital and marital counseling for the St. Mark. After
becoming overwhelmed with cases, they formed, organized and direct Soul Care Lay Counseling
Ministry which provides biblically based counseling to individuals and families.  In 2007, Pastor
Thomas was an intricate part of the Foreign Mission Team that traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to
minister to married couples in Africa.  

In May 1997, Pastor Thomas answered the call and served 6 years as Senior Pastor of the True
Believers Baptist Church, Wills Point, Texas.  At the time of his appointment, True Believers was
only in its first year of existence.  Under Pastor Thomas’ leadership the church grew spiritually
and numerically.  There he instituted Wednesday Night Bible Study, Youth for Christ, Drama
Ministry, Youth Choir, Deacon Family Ministry, Deaconess Ministry, Praise and Worship Team
and Evangelism Ministry.

Pastor Thomas is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he received his Bachelor of Science
Degree in Accounting from Southern University.  Along with his wife Roline Thomas, they are the
Founders and Directors of Earnest and Roline Ministries, a ministry of biblically based teaching
in the form of workshops, seminars, conferences, and counseling.  They have written material on
the subjects of marriage, singleness, youth, teaching and praise and worship.

Pastor and Sister Thomas have four daughters and two grandchildren.
A true woman of God and an example of a virtuous woman, Roline is a gifted preacher,
counselor, teacher, and writer. Since September 2003, she has been a member of St. Mark
Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas. In 2008, she became one of the first group of women,
known as the St. Mark Nine, in the 117 year history of St. Mark to be licensed as a minister of
the Gospel.

Possessing a down to earth and realistic manner, Roline is recognized as a role model and
highly sought after counselor and mentor. She has the unique ability of connecting with women
of all ages from diverse ethnic backgrounds. She uses this strength to help empower and
equip others to become purposeful Kingdom builders. Over the past 20 years as a spiritual
counselor and advisor, Roline has helped hundreds of individuals and marriages find healing
through the Word of God. Known for her captivating illustrations and transparency in teaching,
Roline is an anointed preacher who has not only stood on platforms in the USA, but also, she
has ministered at conferences in Nairobi, Kenya and Pignon, Haiti.

Along with her husband, Roline is the Founder and Director of Earnest and Roline Ministries
(, a ministry which seeks to edify the body of Christ through the
avenue of biblically based teaching in the form of workshops, seminars, conferences, and
personal counseling.

As a member of St. Mark, Roline lends her service, gifts and talents to many areas. She has
served in many of St. Mark’s events including Sunday Worship preacher, conference speaker,
and workshop teacher. After serving over 5 years as St. Mark’s Premarital, Marriage & Individual
Care Counselor, Roline organized and oversee the Soul Care Lay Counseling Ministry. Roline
reorganized and faithfully gives leadership to the Prison Ministry. An anointed teacher, she
serves as an instructor in the Roddy E. Collins School of Ministry and Church Wide Studies.
She also serves on the Outreach Council which plans the work of the Outreach Ministry. Roline
has authored five 7-Day Devotional Study Books used by St. Mark’s Foreign Mission Teams
during their trips. For 5 years, she and her husband facilitated a Marriage Ministry Group.
Roline wrote & directed two plays, Sistas Crowned I and Sistas Crowned II presented by St.
Mark BC Women's Ministry.

Roline and her husband, Pastor Earnest Thomas together have 4 daughters and 2
Pastor Earnest Thomas
Minister Roline Thomas
Pastor Earnest Thomas & Minister Roline Thomas are the founders of Earnest and Roline Ministries. ERM, founded in 1993, is a ministry which strives to
equip the saints for the work of ministry through various avenues. We offer and conduct workshops, training classes, retreats, inspirational articles,  
counseling, and more in many areas. Go to our
"workshops" page for more information. Earnest and Roline Ministries is currently based in Little Rock,
Arkansas, however, the team ministers throughout the United States and abroad.

The ERM site is designed to be a source of information and inspiration. It is a constantly growing collection of informative articles, stories, sermons and
tools that will help you become a better servant in the Kingdom of God..

Under the umbrella of Earnest and Roline Ministries, several projects and websites have been birth:

  • Camille's Delights - operated by the youngest daughter, Camille is not a novice to the art of culinary. Since age 7, Camille has been preparing
    full course meals for her family. By age 10 she began holiday baking for many in the Little Rock area. Currently she caters parties and events.

  • Kicks With Purpose - Daughter, Catherine, who has been feeding the homeless monthly for the past 6 years, was compelled to help homeless
    people find decent shoes during the winter. What started as a quest for shoes quickly emerged to a ministry that provides gently used and new
    clothing to the homeless. This ministry is organized and directed by Catherine Thomas.

  • ERM Blog - Inspirational thoughts, Itineraries, pics, etc. of our ministry and events. Site also contain impacting illustrations and stories that can be
    used in teaching and preaching.

God continually blesses Earnest and Roline in ministry and in their relationship with each other. He has added to them wisdom, talents and spiritual gifts
to be used for His glory. Through this medium we attempt to be good stewards of what He has given us by sharing our time, talents, and treasures with
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