Apostle Leroy Thompson was born in Faraday West Virginia in 1935 to the late Lumus and Elizabeth Ruth-Thompson. He accepted Christ as his savior in 1972 and was water baptized in October of that same year. He was then ordained in 1975 to preach God's Word. He founded the church he pastors today called Word of Life Christian Center in Darrow, Louisiana. He also established the Leroy Thompson Ministerial Association and Ever Increasing Word Training Center. He is also known internationally as a prolific author. His best selling book "Money Cometh to the Body of Christ" has revolutionized the way many believers think about their finances and how God wants them to prosper.
In addition to pastoring a large church, Apostle Thompson travels worldwide holding Money Cometh to You Conferences. He teaches that the key to a prosperous and abundant life is praying in the Spirit; living by faith; following the leadership of the Holy Ghost; and operating in the decreeing anointing.
He was a very devoted husband and father and will be greatly missed. He was a virtuoso pianist and loved music almost as much as he loved to preach the Gospel. He never met a stranger and loved to converse with people. He was a man of integrity who always spoke the truth and never used profanity. He leaves to cherish precious memories his loving wife Carolyn of 66 years; two sons, Leroy Jr (Shantel) and Shauna; one daughter, Debra T. Givens; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.