Apostle Thomas H. Vinson and Co-Pastor Carolyn Vinson

Pastor @ Highpoint Tabernacle Church

Apostle Vinson was born to Mace and Nina Vinson on March 26, 1945 in the city of Middletown, OH. He was saved at the early age of 15 under the ministry of Elder Alfred Perry at the Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church in the City of Middletown where he attended until being drafted into the US Army in 1965.

Apostle Vinson served his tour of duty in Texas and in Colorado. It was during his duty in Colorado that he met and married his wife Carolyn Beechum in 1968. Apostle Vinson worked faithfully at the House of Joy Miracle Deliverance Church under the leadership of his father in law the late Apostle Reuben Beechum until being transferred back to Ohio in 1972 by the IBM Corporation.

During his time back in Ohio, Apostle Vinson served in ministry at First Pentecostal Bibleway Church in Oxford, OH under the Leadership of Pastor Lenora Jenkins. He received his ministerial license in 1975 and an Associate’s Degree from Miami Jacobs College in 1977. In 1980 the Lord saw fit to reunite the Vinson’s with the House of Joy Miracle Deliverance Church where again Apostle Vinson served faithfully under the leadership of his father in law the late Apostle Reuben Beechum as Brotherhood President.

In 1984 Apostle Vinson was once again transferred by the IBM Corporation. This time placing him and his family in Marietta, GA. It was then that God saw fit to call him into the Pastorate. In August of 1985 Highpoint Christian Tabernacle was established. It is where Apostle Vinson still remains Senior Pastor.

Apostle Vinson has been honored by the Gospel Heritage Foundation as well as the Gospel Superfest Organization. In November of 2008, Apostle Vinson received an Honorary Doctorate from Saint Thomas Christian College. He also established a weekly bible study in Cartersville, GA as well the Fellowship of Independent Churches in which he oversees 4 other churches.

The Vinson’s have been blessed with six lovely daughters, 3 son in-laws and 10 grandchildren. All of whom remain local and work in ministry.

It is Apostle Vinson’s desire to see souls saved and to continue the work that God has assigned his hands and to do it until the Lord’s return.