Pastor Edward L. Thrasher was born on August 29, 1962 to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Thrasher. He was educated in the Chattanooga City School systems and studied at Chattanooga State College & DeVry College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pastor Thrasher is an investor, business owner and the proud pastor of Stoney Point Baptist Church. He resides in Hixson, Tennessee with his devoted wife, Gloria Thrasher. They are the proud parents of three children, Mariesha, Demetrus & Jessica.
Pastor Thrasher preached his first sermon on March 31, 1996 at Good Neighbors New Testament Church under the leadership of Dr. William Whiteside and has been proclaiming God’s Anointed Word since that time. He was ordained as a minister on February 28, 1999 and took on the pastoralship of Stoney Point later that same year. He also thanks Rev. Melvin Thompson for the role he played in his training on this ministerial journey.
Since his tenure at Stoney Point the church body has grown from seven (7) members to more than 150 active members; deacons and preachers have joined under his ranks; new programs to enhance the spiritual growth of the church has been implemented; Sunday School and Bible study has increased tremendously; he has developed Evangelism and Christian Education classes; and because of his sound entrepreneurial abilities, the church is more financially stable.
After much prayer and direction from the pastor, on July 6, 2008, a vision was fulfilled as the Stoney Point family moved into our new 800 seat, state-of-the-art edifice. For this we give God all the glory and honor for without Him this would not have been possible.
Pastor Thrasher is truly a sincere and dedicated servant of God. He is a very compassionate and caring leader with a vision to take the people of God to higher heights.
Gloria Thrasher was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and attended school in the Hamilton County School System. She graduated from Howard High School. She retired from Moccasin Bend Hospital after 32 years of dedicated service.
First Lady Gloria, accepted Christ later in life and has been striving to serve Him daily every since. She previously attended New United Baptist Church and Good Neighbors Baptist Church. Upon her husband taking the honored Pastoral position and Stoney Point, she joined with him and has stood by his side as God uses him to delivery His Word. During her tenure at SPBC, she has active served on many of the church ministries. Even though she has served in many capacities and attained many accomplishments in her life, two of her most celebrated accomplishments are being the wife of the talented and anointed Pastor Edward L. Thrasher and the First Lady of Stoney Point Baptist Church.