Laurie Thomas

Subject: 5th Grade U.S. History, 6th Grade Early World History

Education:  BA in Elementary Education, Clemson University, 1987

Years Experience: 30

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
I have tons! This year, God has placed Hebrews 12:1-2 on my heart. We need to keep our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus.

Where did you grow up, and where have you lived?
I was born in Florida and had 12 different homes by the time I was 9 years old. Dad was in the Marines. I’ve lived in Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, and South Carolina. We moved to Greenville when I was 9.

What do you love about serving at MRCA? 
I love teaching through a biblical worldview and sharing Jesus with my students. I love seeing them grow in their faith.

Besides Jesus, who is the person you would most want to meet? 
Ann Graham Lotz

What are your hobbies?
Baking, walking, and attending Clemson sporting events

What was the best vacation you ever took and why?
My best vacation was in 2008 when I went to the Holy Land. This truly made the Bible become more alive for me as I walked where Jesus had.

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?
Spending time with my family at Clemson games or sitting at the beach or lake.

Which Bible story has grown your faith the most?
Peter walking on water because it teaches how we need to get out of our comfort zone and keep our eyes on Jesus. Don’t focus on the wind and waves.