“Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

Pastor Lorri Thornton

Our Pastor

Reverend Lorri Thornton was licensed to ministry on December 10, 2006.  She became active in the ministry team at Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a parishioner.  She led women’s Bible study groups and continued to grow as a teacher of God’s word. 

November 3, 2013, Reverend Thornton became the overseer for the 8am service at Calvary Baptist Church.  On May 18, 2014, she was ordained to the Gospel Ministry.  She was appointed Assistant Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and continued to deliver God’s message at the 8 AM Sunday service.  God used Reverend Thornton’s passionate speaking-style to increase attendance and to spark spiritual growth in members of the congregation. 

Reverend Thornton proudly serves as Pastor at Friendship Baptist Church in Corning, NY.   She is also invited to offer prayer at City Council meetings, local webcast and other events in the local faith community.   Most recently, she was awarded the Religious Affairs Award by the local chapter of the NAACP.   With examples from her own life, Reverend Thornton uses every opportunity to bring attention to the way that God leads believers through struggle and brings victory to those who are faithful.   

Reverend Thornton is happily married to her biggest supporter, Steven O. Thornton.  Together, they have four children ranging in age from 18-34. They also have two beautiful grandchildren, ages 9 and 13.  Reverend Thornton is a graduate of the Arkansas College of Technology and is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. 

Reverend Thornton firmly believes that every believer this side of Heaven owes the gospel to every non-believer this side of Hell.  She hopes that her passion for God and preaching His word will leave you thinking about the impact that you can have on the spiritual life of those around you. 

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19, New King James Version)

Contact Pastor Thornton

Your Name (required)
Your Email (required)
Your Message