Seasoned Saint – Deacon Oscar Thomie, Jr.

Seasoned Saint – Deacon Oscar Thomie, Jr.

Deacon Oscar Thomie Jr.The Senior Saint for Fellowship Bible Baptist Church for the Month of October 2020 is Deacon Oscar Thomie, Jr.

Doing this profile on Deacon Oscar refreshes some of the memorable times at Fellowship.

When and where were you born? I was born May 11, 1954 in Montezuma,
Georgia.

What is your spouse’s name? My spouse’s name is Cherlyn Thomie, the
daughter of our late Elder Andrew Holland and Mrs. Delois Holland.

How long have you been married? We have been married for 41 years. ֍ Do you have children? If so, how many and their names. Two children,
daughter Deborah Phillips of Warner Robins and son, Brian Thomie of Fayetteville, NC.

What are your hobbies/interests? My hobby was photography which became a business (Photography by Oscar) for 30 years and has now become a hobby again. {Oscar did great work as a photographer.}

Tell us briefly about your career including activities at Fellowship. I was employed by Georgia Department of Labor for 34 years, retiring at the age of 54. For 24 of those years I served as Administrative Hearing Officer. At the time of my retirement I served as region 1 Senior Administrative Hearing Officer. Since being a member of Fellowship, I served as: Usher, Photographer, Video and Audio Technician, Media Ministry Team Leader, Administration Team Member, Board of Trustees, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Director, and currently I serve as Deacon, Ministries Coordinator, Property Management Team Lead, Human Resources Team member, and on the Board of Directors.

How has your career molded you as a person? Being in the position of hearing officer, it caused me to do the right thing whether someone was watching or not.

What is the most important lessons you’ve learned in life? Always trust God but you must do your part by being prepared. The only thing that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to remain silent (or do nothing).

How would you like to be remembered? I would like to be remembered as a person who is true to his faith and family
and to FBBC.

What is your message (words of wisdom) to Generations X, Y and Z? Put God first and enjoy your life. Success comes when preparation meets opportunity. Learn your lessons well and teach the ones that come after you.

What is your favorite scripture? Ecclesiastes 3, 1-8. ‘There is a time for everything, and a season for all activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”

 

Written by Elder Isaiah Whittaker, Sr.

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