Keynote Address: Min. Darris Thomas, Bethlehem Revival Temple

Darris Ladon Thomas was born on August 10, 1976 in Andalusia, Alabama.  He is the son of the late Dorris Thomas and the late Ernestine Bedgood.  He has two siblings, Tonya Thomas and Kartika Carr.

He is the father of three children, Malik 27, Infiniti 26 and Dasia 18.  Darris currently resides in Grand Island, NY and is a graduate of Niagara Falls High School, where he played varsity basketball for 4 years and scored over 1000 points in his career.

Darris is a decorated Veteran from the United States Air Force.  He has been deployed to numerous locations including, Iraq, Southeast Asia, Milan, Italy, Dubai, Korea and several other international locations proudly serving his country and honoring his oath to the military.

Darris is also a college graduate from the Community College of the Air Force and from Niagara County Community College, majoring in Business Management.

He is a former Department of Defense Civil Service employee where he worked at headquarters at the Niagara Falls Air Force base in Niagara Falls, NY.  He is currently an Independent Investor since he retired from his civil service career in 2009.

Darris is also a member of the Bethlehem Revival Temple Church in Niagara Falls, NY.  He has served there since 2013 when he gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is his personal Savior.  He also serves as an Ordained Minister, Trustee President, Sunday School Teacher, Executive Board President and Business Manager at Bethlehem.

Darris has a passion for serving the Lord and sharing the good news to people all around the world that do not know Christ.  He also has a passion and a gift to encourage, uplift and empower those around him.