Linda Johnson Thomas, M. Div

Reverend Linda J Thomas is a native of Washington DC.  She was educated in the public schools of DC and later attended Howard University and Bowie State University where she majored in Business Administration.  In 2001, she earned a Master of Divinity Degree from the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington DC.

 For many years, she worked for the Federal Government in various positions related to budget and program analysis.  Since 1988, she has operated a successful direct sales business in which she has received many awards for her accomplishments.  

Since 2005, Reverend Thomas has focused on increasing awareness to the issue of domestic violence.  To that end, she started a Domestic Violence Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden and testified before Maryland State Legislature in support of domestic violence legislation.  In 2009, two of these important domestic violence bills were signed into law. Her vision to establish a Family Justice Center (FJC) in Prince Georges County was realized on June 9, 2016.  The FJC serves residents of the County who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder abuse. It serves as a one-stop-shop for victim services (co-located), including counseling, processing of protective orders, legal assistance, financial assistance and a variety of other emergency services.  

In 2007, she was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Prince George’s County Commission for Women. In 2010 she was appointed to Zonta International, Prince George’s Club. Zonta is an international service organization with the mission of advancing the status of women.