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Houston, Texas, 77047, United States
March 24, 2011

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Iva Thomas, M.Div.

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Houston, Texas 77047

Home Phone 713-***-****

Cell 281-***-****)

Objective: Utilization of ministerial and managerial skills as an advocate

for the advancement of the gospel in teaching and reaching congregants

(individuals and families) with a holistic ministry. To implement plans

designed for the expressed purpose of ministering to the needs of

individuals and their families.


Experience in facilitating and implementing ministries; teaching and

preaching God's



May 2009 - Houston Graduate School of Theology

Houston, Texas

Master of Divinity

May 2004 - College of Biblical Studies

Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Science Degree in Leadership

May 2002 - College of Biblical Studies

Houston, Texas

Associates Degree in Biblical Studies.



1. Implemented and facilitated Divorce Recovery Ministry at Brentwood

Baptist Church.

a. The implementation of this ministry included presenting plans,

objectives and goals to the pastor and facilitator of family ministries.

b. Getting the approval of pastor, Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff.

c. Selecting and organizing the materials needed including reserving space

and time at the church.

d. Distribution of information to the congregation, devised pamphlets,

distribution of pamphlets, making announcements during services, and

signing on interested parties.

e. Reporting statistical data (number of attendants, different

denominations in attendance, number of members and non-members) to the

facilitator of family ministries.

f. Biblical teaching on divorce and what the Bible has to say about


2. Women's Conference. New Rhodes, Louisiana. June 2004.

Guest Preacher for church service.

3. Teaching and facilitating home-cell bible studies. November 1989-


Taught bible study for singles using different materials. The main book

was the Bible, but other materials were utilized such as Experiencing God

by Henry Blackaby.

4. Fort Bend Prison (Prison Ministry through Brentwood Baptist Church).

Preached at Sunday services.

5. Edith Irby Rehabilitation Facility (Ministry through Brentwood Baptist


Preached at Sunday services.

6. Spiritual leader at Shay's House (Stop Turning Entering Prison, Inc). A

non-profit (501 3 organization established in 2006. Services offered to

women and teens who have one or more obstacles in their paths and need to

become self-sufficient entering back into the community. Instituted and

conduct Sunday church services on the second and fourth Sundays. Teach

bible study on Friday evenings. Also available for spiritual counseling

when requested. July 2006.

7. Associate Minister, Brentwood Baptist Church. Duties include

preaching, teaching, administering the sacraments, leading prayer meetings,

and performing other ministerial duties when requested.

March 1999 to present.

8. Doctoral candidate. Liberty University.

Lynchburg, Va.



. Certificate of License to preach the gospel in 1999, Brentwood Baptist


. Certificate in Community Development Track, College of Biblical

Studies-Houston and the National Congress on Community and Economic

Development, 2004.

. Certificate in Leadership, University of Texas Medical Center.

. Certificate for Essentials of Management. February 1981. The

University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, Texas.

. Certificate for Introduction To Supervision. March 1982. The

Unversity of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, Texas.

. Certified Wellness Motivational Coach - November 2010.

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