A native of the Big Apple, Thomas Dickerson was influenced by music early in life. From humming along with his parents’ record collection at age three to playing radio songs by ear on the keyboard he received at age nine; Thomas’s passion for music continued to grow. His six years of classical music training won him several State Piano competitions in South Carolina. Desiring to use his talent for God, at 16 Thomas taught himself to play guitar and began to lead church worship in the Atlanta area.
In 1998, while serving as a Senior High worship pastor, Thomas and his band toured Europe. For two years, beginning in 2001, he served as Adult worship leader for his home church of 5,000 members. This period marked the beginning of his Christian songwriting.
In 2003, Thomas helped start a church in an Atlanta suburb. While serving as youth pastor and worship leader, he discovered that his real journey with Jesus was just beginning. With a good grasp of the Bible, God, and ministry, this veteran of “the church world” began to feel that something was missing in his life. Though he seemed happy being married and serving as a full-time minister in a perfect little world, it took an unforgettable, personal encounter with the Lord Jesus to change the course of his life forever!
Since 2004, God had given Thomas songs about His incredible love for mankind and the personal relationship He desires with every person He has created. In early 2006, Thomas signed with Greenville-based OMG Records fulfilling his long-hoped-for offer to sign a recording contract; however, in spite of all that was going his way, Thomas still felt that something was missing.
On the evening of March 31, 2006, someone in Greenville asked Thomas why he was recording the album. Instead of a polite, rehearsed response he realized deep down inside that he had no idea! It was on that night on his way back to Atlanta that Thomas encountered Jesus! He suddenly realized that though he claimed to be a Christian, if he were to die, he could offer Jesus no account for his life. In the car, he asked Jesus if he had ever been born again as described in John Chapter 3. The answer was a definite, “No”. Thomas then knew that he had never met Jesus personally. He had never been born again. He did not have the Holy Spirit inside.
After 26 years of church attendance, including eight years of full-time ministry, Thomas knew that he had met the Lord Jesus for the very first time. Thomas received the Holy Spirit, and he now has the assurance that he will be with Jesus in heaven forever. He testifies to two specific things he heard from God that night:
“Thomas, there is no condemnation for those who are in
Christ Jesus. Now go and declare my NAME to the nations!”
This album reflects the incredible change in Thomas Dickerson’s surrendered life. After receiving the Good News that Jesus is alive and that He gave His life for the sins of every single person in the world, Thomas committed himself to share this message with as many people as possible through his music and testimony. He resides in Atlanta with his wife Jeanna. For Thomas, the journey with God and the personal walk with Jesus have just begun. To God be the Glory!