Rev. Thomas is a retired, ordained minister with a denomination that grew out of the Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Donna, were missionaries in India for several years. Franklin has been a pastor of churches in Toronto, London, Mississauga, Stoney Creek, Brampton, Bolton and Ajax. He has served as a denominational executive as well as having a position where he served as a “Pastor to Pastors”. Central has been his home church for several years.