.:28 FABULOUS & FAITH-FILLED FIRST LADIES FEATURE:. Celebrating First Lady Tori Thomas

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This month we’re highlighting Fabulous & Faith-Filled First Ladies! These ladies exude confidence, humility and unbelievable strength. Not only do our Fabulous & Faith-Filled First Ladies gracefully support their husbands they also boldly represent their own platforms in their communities and beyond.

Celebrating First Lady Tori Thomas

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Keep the main thing the main thing in your life. God IS your main thing.

Married to Marron Thomas

Children: Madison Atrice (9) & Marron Jr. (2)

Occupation (Aside From First Lady): Director of Education (for non-profit organization)

Hobbies: Reading, Journaling and when time permits crafting!!

Church/Place of Worship: Innovation Church – Memphis, TN

Ministry Involvement: Women’s Ministry Lead

Community Service: I proudly serve on the Board of Directors for a Christian Elementary School

Favorite Leisure Activity: Reading & Shopping

Favorite Book: “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer (Oldie but goodie)

My role as a Pastor’s Wife is to first and foremost fulfill the responsibilities of being the CHIEF Nurturer, Supporter, Rib and Good Thing to Pastor Marron.

Favorite Song: T’is so sweet!!!

Favorite Color: Brown & Gold

Favorite Food: STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES, LEMON CUPCAKES and CARROT CUPCAKES! OH AND A LITTLE SOUL FOOD ON THE SIDE 🙂 !!

Describe your role as First Lady: My role as a Pastor’s Wife is to first and foremost fulfill the responsibilities of being the CHIEF Nurturer, Supporter, Rib and Good Thing to Pastor Marron. I also have the privilege of leading the BEST Women’s Ministry in the WORLD!! (Of course I am a little biased).

What is the best advice that you’ve been given about being a First Lady: The ABSOLUTE best advice I was given about being a Pastor’s Wife was simply: Tori, be you!!!

The only TRUE expectation you have comes from God and that is to simply live a life that pleases Him. In pleasing Him, you live FREE!

What is the biggest challenge that you face as First lady: The biggest challenge I face is balancing my role as a wife, mother, family member and friend with the busyness of “church life/work”.

On Saturdays, one can usually find you…at Krogers, Target, Dillard’s, the church or just chilling at home.

What is your favorite quote/scripture: PSALM 91

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.  A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refugeno evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

What advice do you have for a First Lady new to her role: I would simply repeat what was said to me, “Be You”. Let go of any expectations or ideals regarding your new role given by others and even yourself. Throw them right out of the church’s window. The only TRUE expectation you have comes from God and that is to simply live a life that pleases Him. In pleasing Him, you live FREE!

Freely honoring your husband and supporting the vision that God gave Him.

Freely operating in your own unique personality and gifts.

Freely loving God’s people.

Leave the pretense, super-expectations to someone else – you have a GREAT work ahead of you.

Where do you see yourself in 5years: In 5 years, I will be an even wiser and stronger Woman of God. I will also in that time have authored my first devotional book and started my design business.

Stay Connected To First Lady Tori

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Leave the pretense, super-expectations to someone else – you have a GREAT work ahead of you.

Mobile: 901-574-8237

Email: TTHOMASYV@YAHOO.COM

Church:  INNOVATION CHURCH, 3925 OVERTON CROSSING, MEMPHIS, TN 38127

WWW.INNOVATIONCHURCHMEMPHIS.ORG

Recommended Reading For First Ladies:

A Handbook For Minister’s Wives: Sharing The Blessing of Your Marriage, Family and Home by Dorothy Kelley Patterson

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  1. This was a beautiful article and extraordinary representation of you, Tori Thomas, my “little” cousin. I’m so proud of you and who you have become, and, boy, would my mother have been proud, as well. We love you and your family, dearly.

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