John Christopher Thomas is the Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary and the Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University in Wales. He received his B.A. degree from Lee College in 1976, his M.A. from the Church of God School of Theology in 1977, his M.Div. from Ashland Theological Seminary in 1978, a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1979, and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in 1990. Thomas has been a member of the full-time faculty of the Pentecostal Theological Seminary since 1982.
Among other responsibilities, he currently serves as president of the Book of Mormon Studies Association and author of the book A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon: A Literary and Theological Introduction.