Spreading God's Word

SINCE 1908 - Macedonia is a Historic church with connections to Mt. Gilead and the Underground Railroad

Our Leadership Team

The leadership here at Macedonia Baptist Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for our congregation and community. We are an intimate and small church but mighty in faith and service to the Lord. If you have any questions for any of our team free to reach out and email them or call our church office to connect with them. You can contact the church office at mbcnewtown@gmail.com

Wakaki Thompson - Lead Pastor

Rev. Wakaki R. Thompson is a dedicated individual who is committed to fulfilling various roles in his life. As a father and husband, he prioritizes his family and aims to create a supportive and loving environment for them. In his role as a faith leader and follower of Christ, he is deeply involved in serving his community and spreading the message of faith and compassion.

Wakaki's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Analysis & Development from Drexel University. This has equipped him with the skills and knowledge to also work as an IT consultant with Fortune 500 companies, showcasing his proficiency in both technology and leadership.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Wakaki is also deeply involved in ministry. He serves as the pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Newtown, PA, a role that he took on during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. His experience as an entrepreneur in Information Systems and Real Estate has provided him with a unique perspective that he brings to his pastoral duties.

Wakaki's extensive involvement in ministry is evident through the various capacities in which he has served, including as a Christian education instructor/leader, national mission trip leader, deacon, corporate non-profit board member, prison minister, trauma chaplain, and more. His diverse experiences have shaped his understanding of faith and community, allowing him to connect with people from all walks of life.

Furthermore, his academic pursuits include a Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary, with ongoing studies for a Doctor of Ministry at United Lutheran Seminary. He has also received training and certification in Narrative Trauma Therapy, theological studies, and various community and interfaith programs, demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning and personal development.

Wakaki's passion for missions is reflected in his involvement in local and national Habitat for Humanity builds, as well as mission trips to Puerto Rico and Israel. His dedication to spreading the message of faith and compassion extends beyond his local community, showcasing his global perspective and commitment to interfaith engagement.

In his personal life, Wakaki is married to his wife, Valoria, and they have an adult son, Christian, who is on the Autism spectrum. This aspect of his life has likely provided him with unique insights into the challenges and joys of parenting a child with special needs, further enriching his perspective and empathy as a faith leader and community member.

Overall, Rev. Wakaki R. Thompson's life is a testament to his unwavering dedication to his family, his community, and his faith. His multifaceted experiences and roles have shaped him into a compassionate and knowledgeable leader, with a deep understanding of the intersection between faith, technology, and community service.

Deacon Harold Vereen Trustee Leader

Worship Leader - First Lady Valoria Cheek Thompson

Deaconess Leader - Walking Deacon Norma Teat

Deacon Leader - Waiting on a servant leader to be called

Our Beliefs

At our church, you will hear the word “gospel” repeatedly because it is the most important truth that we can know and experience. The gospel is not merely a message that needs to be shared with non-Christians, but also with Christians. It is not something that mature Christians move on from, but rather something that they move deeper into. The gospel is the lens in which we should view theology, ministry, and all aspects of life.

The Apostle Paul defined the word “gospel” concisely in 1st Corinthians 15:3-5 when he wrote, “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.” Simply put, the gospel is all about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and the implications it has for us.