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Reverend Rhonda Michele Walker-Thomas

Rev. Rhonda Michele Walker Thomas is a native of Miami Florida.   She is the wife of Reverend Ranzer Thomas Sr., and the mother of two beautiful children, Roquonda and Ranzer Jr. She and her husband serves as the founding Pastors of the New Generation MB Church in Miami for over 30 years.  She serves as the Ministry Coordinator, Sunday School Teacher, lead servant for Social Justice Ministries and a member of the Minister’s Wives Ministry and Scholarship Ministry.  Rhonda travels across the country facilitating classes; Empowering Black Women, Women, Marriage and Youth Conferences.

Rev. Rhonda Thomas began her journey as a fellow for PICO Florida, (presently known as Faith in Florida) in 2012 as she began  engaging the Faith Community encouraging voters to vote No on Amendment 3.  Rhonda continued to elevate in the world of organizing as the lead organizer to the Statewide Deputy Director.  Rev. Rhonda prospered in most of her assignments such has Reducing Gun Violence and Mass Incarceration in Urban Communities, Ban the Box, Churches adopting a Public School and organizing and uniting multi-racial and multi faith leaders around racial and economic justice.

She led the “Let My People Vote Campaign as the  Deputy Director for the State of Florida where she fought hard for over 1.5 million returning citizens’ voting to be restored. During that campaign she organized over 800 clergy and congregations to  participate  in a history making movement, along  with leading the largest Souls 2 Polls in the history of the State of Florida.  Rhonda previously organized in the field of Labor Organizing with SEIU (service employee international union).  She organized over 95 faith leaders to help fight for University of Miami Food Service workers which ended as a huge victory.  Rhonda has a deep passion for empowering people and communities of color with education, awareness and provoking them to utilize their voices.  

Late October 2019, Faith in Florida Board appointed Rev. Rhonda Thomas as the new Executive Director of Faith in Florida.  She made history by being the first African American Woman to serve in this capacity.  

Reverend Rhonda Thomas serves on the following boards: HEAT, RJT and Jackson Healthcare Center North.  She is a member of AACCC (African American Clergy Community Coalition), NAACP, FRRC (Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and NAN (National Action Network), Leading Black Women of Broward County and the City of Opa Locka.  

Rhonda has received several rewards for her dedicated community service;  Miami Dade County Public Schools – District 1, Del.ta Sigma Theata Soroity, Florida A & M University Alumni – Miami Dade County Chapter, The Professional Black Women of Broward County, Miami Dade County Department of Corrections, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and many more.