Allan Thompson

Facility Manager (Marion)

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Bio


QUICK INTRO:

I was born at Ft. Riley Kansas Army Based and moved to DuQuoin, IL when I was 3 weeks old where I was raised. I grew up attending Old DuQuoin Baptist Church and thank God for that! I left DuQuoin when I was 20 years old and moved to Herrin. I lived in Herrin until my wife, Terri, and I moved to the country east of Johnston City in 2005. I retired from UPS in 2013 and thought I would just enjoy life. God had a greater plan and now I truly enjoy life!

NICKNAME:

Smiley

MINISTRY ROLE:

Marion Facility Assistant, Elder, Group Leader, Coach, SHAPE guide, and anything else that needs done.

FAMILY:

My wife, Terri, and children Evan, Amanda, Nicholas, Megan Austin, Ethan, and Ashlee

DREAM VACATION:

Would like to travel the United States, stopping wherever along the way.

REGULAR ORDER AT STARBUCKS:

I don’t go very often, but Iced Mocha is a treat.

FAVORITE MOVIE:

Footloose

LIFE MOTTO:

Do your best.

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE:

THINGS THAT FASCINATE ME:

People and about any other animal.

PREVIOUS JOBS:

I have moved a lot of grass. Welder. Construction. Factory Worker. Truck Driver.

ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:

I raced dirt cars once upon a time.

I’VE BEEN IN MINISTRY SINCE:

April 2015

FAVORITE TV SHOW:

Andy Griffith

WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU GET SAVED:

Cornerstone, April 2015

WHAT SPORTS ARE YOU NOT GOOD AT:

All of them.

PET PEEVES:

Being late.

LIFE-CHANGING MOMENT:

Mission trip to Haiti

HIDDEN TALENT:

Really nothing hidden – what you see is what you get.

FEARS:

Being in the dark.

FAVORITE BOOK(S):

Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge

PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME:

Other leaders

IN MY SPARE TIME:

I like to work with and ride horses or just be outside.

LEAST FAVORITE FOOD:

Green peas.

WHAT/WHO MAKES YOU LAUGH?

My grandkids

WHAT IS WEIRD ABOUT YOU?

Way too many things to list.

THE MOST EXOTIC PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN:

South Africa

THE MOST ADVENTUROUS THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE:

Zip lining

LEAST FAVORITE THING TO DO:

Dishes (wash or dry). My sisters and I switched off when we were at home.