Rev. Thomas Pham
Pastor Thomas Pham was born in central Vietnam. In November 1981, at the age of 17, he and his older brother, Kien Pham came to Edmonton. With a very rudimentary knowledge of English, it was a challenge for him to complete high school in 1986. Immediately after that, he felt a calling to attend Bible college, and by God’s grace, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Education (B.A.R.) at North American Baptist College (NABC) in Edmonton in 1990.
In May 1990, he was called to pastor a new Vietnamese Alliance Church in Kitchener, Ontario. After serving there as a church planter for over 2 years, he resigned and moved to Surrey, BC to further his education at Acts Seminaries (ACTS) of Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. In 1993, while still pursuing his education, he got married to Lily and today they have five children. During this time, Pastor Thomas also served as the lead pastor and youth pastor at the Surrey Vietnamese Alliance Church. He planted another Vietnamese church in Nanaimo, BC in 1995. Then in 1996, he received his Master of Religious Education (MRE) Degree from ACTS. Afterwards, he felt called to another mission and therefore, he resigned and moved back to the Lower Mainland in 1997. In the interim, he worked as a screen maker/screen printer in Delta, BC. Then in August 1999, he moved back to Edmonton to serve as the children’s pastor and the interim pastor for the Edmonton Vietnamese Mennonite Church (EVMC). In August 2002, he assumed the new role of senior pastor for EVMC and was ordained in January, 2015 through Mennonite Church Canada.
Pastor Thomas’ hobbies are playing soccer, volleyball, ping pong, and watching the Edmonton Oilers.