After 14 years pastorate and teaching in Texas, L. F. Thuston succeeded his father as pastor of The Historic Boone Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, Missouri. Since then this blossoming renewal parish in the urban core of the Midwest metropolis has glorified God with the witness and power of the full-gospel ministry. Show for the needy, community garden, tutorial program, feeding the homeless, college scholarships, and an annual community health fair, youth academy, and the parishioner’s insurance service are among the revitalizing ministries in this core city renewal congregation. Reverend Thuston has also served parishes in Carthage, Missouri; Gary, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; and Lubbock, Texas. He is currently a professor at large in Theology and Urban Studies at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and adjunct professor at Logos College in Bronx, New York and St. Paul Methodist Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

In addition to seven years of service with the Federal Department of Justice, he has given 10 years to the U. S. Air Force Reserve Chaplain Corps, being activated during two wars from military pastoral care in Portugal, Germany, France, Texas, and Alaska, and finally teaching responsibilities at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Brother Thuston has received a doctoral degree from Faith Baptist Seminary and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He has also earned a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul Methodist Seminary and a Master of Arts in Ancient Near East Languages from the Assembly of God Graduate School and Southwest Missouri State University. Bishop Thuston serves widely as a professional consultant in urban-educational arenas.

Additionally, he serves the Church of God in Christ as the Dean of the International Adjutant Corp, former dean of the National Youth Department, associate commissioner for the National Board of Education and Doctrine, Co-Chairing the National Institutional Ministry, Member of the National Constitutional Committee, and Assistant Chief of the National Adjutancy.

Answering the call to ministry in his youth, he has traveled extensively lecturing, teaching, and evangelizing in 40 of the 50 states in 14 foreign nations on four continents. He has authored three writings: Essential Ministry Tools, Tears of Jeremiah, and The National Adjutancy, and soon to be published Jabez, Tupac, and the Jesus Prayer. Dr. Thuston currently hosts the weekly; “BETTER TOMORROW BEGINNING TODAY” telecast and is the Director of The LINK a former inmate community re-entry program.

His wife and partner in ministry is Evangelist Marian Thuston. They have one daughter, Melody. He is the son of the late Elder Floyd and Mother Roberta Thuston of Chanute, Kansas.

After 25 years of pastoral leadership including seven years of service in Kansas East with increasing leadership capacities under the late Bishop W. H. McDonald, Pastor Thuston was signally honored March 26, 2004. Upon the recommendation of jurisdictional pastors, he was appointed Prelate Kansas East Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (52 parishes) by the Presiding Bishop Church of God in Christ Worldwide, Bishop G. E. Patterson. To God be the glory!