For twelve years, Reverend Emil M. Thomas led Jerusalem Baptist Church of Palo Alto, California during an era of spiritual growth and architectural expansion.
In 1994, Reverend Thomas left Jerusalem to utilize and expand upon his preaching and teaching skills in the Washington DC, Maryland and New York Area. He also added the title of "Author" to his list of Spiritual gifts during that period.
In 2014, twenty (20) years later Doctor Thomas returned to California and Jerusalem Baptist Church, reprising the role of Senior Pastor.
Pastor Thomas is revered for his anointed preaching and teaching of God's Word. He resides in Palo Alto, California with his wife, Reverend Shanda Lewis Thomas and two daughters, Christina and Zoey.