Thomas grew up in Dalton, OH, and attended Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where he earned a one-year certificate in 2003. In 2006 he graduated with a religion major form Bluffton University and then began his career at Kidron Mennonite Church as a youth pastor and has since taken on a wider variety of responsibilities. He currently serves as the senior pastor of Crown Hill Mennonite Church in Rittman, OH.
He also chairs the board for Open Arms Ministry, a community base organization that works with and ministers to the Hispanic population that has moved to the area for employment. He had the vision and gives leadership in making a difference in the lives of the Riceland Trailer Court, a very impoverished community near the church.