Overseer Antoine Thomas

Called to rescue the lost, perfect the believer and be the catalyst of true unity in the Body of Christ is the best way to describe Overseer Pastor and First Lady Thomas. Below you will find their BIO, however, please note that the best way to get to know them is to experience them for yourself. We invite you to come join us at one of our services for a life changing experience.

Elder Antoine Thomas serves as the Overseer of Freedom Ministries in Plainfield, New Jersey and Chief Executive Officer of People On The Rise, Economic Community Development Corporation also located in Plainfield, NJ. A gifted and passionate leader with the ability to connect to all God’s people has created a unique environment at Freedom Ministries in which anyone can be comfortable to grow and develop FREE from judgment.


Ordained in 1997, he then received his training in Newark, New Jersey at Evangelical Bible Institute where he received his certification in Biblical Studies. He then went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Counseling from Pillar College, in Somerset, New Jersey and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Theology degree at Drew University, in Madison, New Jersey.


Sr. Pastor Thomas is a renowned speaker on restoration and wholeness through the power of God’s love. He has a heart to see lives changed, restored and reconciled for the Kingdom of God. God has placed in his heart a passion for meeting the needs of the community at large, which he actively pursues through The People On The Rise, ECDC who provides social services such as it’s well known community food bank and counseling services to highlight a few. Freedom Ministries is known for its strong gift of relationship building and empowering people to live in freedom through teaching the love of Jesus Christ. Sr. Pastor Thomas uses his unique and transformational leadership style as a tool to direct people to God; he believes that the key to Kingdom building is experiencing, living and communicating the love of Jesus Christ that brings about our ultimate FREEDOM!


First Lady LaSheita Thomas

First Lady LaSheita Thomas is the Executive Director of Freedom Ministries, Inc. Her strong leadership abilities, gift of administration, financial anointing and her passion to build the Kingdom of God has lead her on a lifelong journey to empower people to live in Freedom through teaching the love of Jesus Christ. She is committed to helping women, children and families discover their purpose and reach their highest potential. Lady Thomas has over 20 years experience in the financial industry and has a special anointing to help bring wholeness to the lives of God’s people in the area of financial wellness. Her nurturing gift and loving spirit towards people allows her to challenge individuals to take their rightful place as heirs to the Kingdom.


Lady Thomas attended Kean University in Union, NJ and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management at Pillar College, in Somerset, NJ. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Strayer University.


After her time at Kean University she went on to work for the Internal Revenue Service for over 10 years. After leaving the Internal Revenue Service God used her experience, knowledge and wisdom to begin to help ministries properly align themselves in the area of finances and the US government. Over the past 13 years she has also helped to build and create businesses in the area of mortgages and financial services. When it comes to freedom and wholeness in the areas of business, finance and administration Lady LaSheita Thomas is the vessel that God has anointed and appointed for such a time as this!