Rev. Dr. William G. Thompson, a former Mill Neck trustee, passed away after a lengthy illness on July 14 in Georgetown, Texas. He was 72 years old.
Rev. Thompson was instrumental in expanding the work of Mill Neck internationally, most notably Brazil. He became a trustee in 1981. After leaving the board in 2002, he became the Executive Director of the Brazil Mission Society.
Rev. Thompson was the former Senior Pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas, one of the largest congregations in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. He was called there in 1994, succeeding Rev. Guido Merkens, who founded the church and led it for four decades.
Additionally, Rev. Thompson served congregations in Connecticut, Michigan and Illinois.
Rev. Thompson is survived by his wife Patricia, and their two children Michelle and John, and one grandchild, Kiera. A memorial service was held on Aug. 5 to celebrate his life.