Evangelist and gospel singer Gerry Thompson migrated to Canada from Jamaica at the age of eleven. At the time of his arrival he experienced what could be termed as "culture shock".
At this phase in his life, he became involved with, and was exposed to negative influences. As a young man he moved to Miami, Florida where he continued to be involved with the "streets".
Twenty years ago, following a remarkable spiritual experience while living in Florida, Gerry turned his life around.
With this conversion came a new vision. Gerry never forgot the people he left behind, and has invested the last twenty years of his life trying to assist them in making positive changes in their life. Gerry makes it a priority to alert his audience to the needs of our young people.
His volunteer work has included motivational speaking at schools and community events, one-on-one mentoring with young people in trouble with the law, and work with the police community program Crime Stoppers, in which he conducts crime and drug prevention workshops. He also accompanies young men to court - those whose parents have either given up on them or those who cannot get time off work to attend their trials.
Rev. Thompson is an accomplished international gospel artist, Song writer/ producer and CEO and Founder of Vision of Truth Outreach Ministries, TV Producer, and a minister of the gospel. His repertoire includes country-gospel, Negro spirituals, and Caribbean reggae gospel.
LEARNING TO LEAN, Gerry's album release, is inspired by his grandmother Sister Trudy Simpson, at whose knees he learned to sing the gospel at an early age. This album is dedicated to her memory, and features the song I'm Glad To Be Home Again, written by Gerry Thompson.
Other releases are Just A Closer Walk which includes his personal testimony, Why I Put The Gun Down, I'm Glad To Be Home Again, God Isn't Through With Me Yet, is geared towards the youth... Just to name of few of his 11 CD’S and 3 DVD’S. Alongside Concert Bookings, these are the tools that Rev. Thompson used, to fund the gospel and his ministry that is positively affecting lives around the world.
REV. GERRY THOMPSON, THE MAN OF GOD.
Rev. Gerry Thompson the Preacher, has a true life testimony of why he puts the gun down, and became a man transformed and inspired by God. This powerful testimony of change has inspired Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of Governments of countries to work along with Rev. Thompson.
Rev. Thompson has been instrumental in conducting Motivational Seminars, Crime and Drug Prevention Workshops, Prison and School visits, and spreading the message of hope to bring about a positive change in the lives of the youths.
Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of Governments of countries such as; St. Martens, St. Kitts, Nevis, Guyana, Jamaica, Canada, England, United States of America has led Rev. Thompson to provide services such as; School visits, Motivational and Drug awareness Seminars, Prison Visits, and workshops of sorts. He has appeared with anointed and renowned men of God such as; Morris Cerello, Benny Hinn, Matthew Ashimolowo, and on the movie, John Cue, with Densley Washington.
Rev. Thompson does not claim himself to have apprehended fame, but chose rather to be among the lowly, still reaching into the trenches to those who are in need. He has given up many opportunities to be rich and famous, for the greatest honour of being called a child of God, being left with the opportunity to touch and change lives.