The Rev. Andrew C. Thompson is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He teaches at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. His scholarly work is focused on the thought of John Wesley, the history of early Methodism, and contemporary Wesleyan theology.
Dr. Thompson’s academic writing has appeared in Methodist History, the Wesleyan Theological Journal, and Methodist Review. He is also the editor and lead contributor for Generation Rising: A Future With Hope for the United Methodist Church (Abingdon Press, 2011).
Prior to his appointment to the faculty at Memphis Theological Seminary, Dr. Thompson served as the pastor of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Henderson, North Carolina (2008-2010), as the associate pastor of First United Methodist Church in Searcy, Arkansas (2003-2006), and as a campus minister at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee (2001-2003). Since 2008, he has also served on the staff of the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation as a ministry coordinator.
Originally from Paragould, Arkansas, Andrew and his wife, Emily, are parents to Alice, Stuart, and Anna Charlotte.