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SlimOct 7th - 2011 at 12:00 am CST

Sunday Morning October 16th

Rev Hallie Shitika of Kakamega, Kenya will be speaking at Tree of Life Morning Service. Praise & Worship with ministering Pray to those in need 10:00 am. Shitika speaking at 11:00 am.

Sunday evening at 5:00 pm (Illinois time) he will be speaking at our sister church River of Life located at 215 Paris Ave in West Terre Haute, IN.

Apr 30th - 2011 at 12:00 am CST

I had a great week with Pastors Kennedy & Lisa Miller, fellowship in the special hospitality of their home and ministering at their church "Victory Through Truth." THE FOOD, Wow!!  It was like dinning at a five star restaurant while in their home. Daughter Jazmin, is a gorme cook and son Christopher church soundman, great with making sounds and two beautiful children Elijah 4yrs and Nevaeh (heaven backwards) 3yrs.

I traveled to and back via AmTrax which was the first time traveling by since I was a younger man (even younger than I am  now). All was plesant and fruitful experience. GOD IS GREAT!!!!

Pastor Slim Thompson 

SlimApr 21st - 2011 at 12:00 am CST


Dr. Kennedy with his wife Pastor Lisa Miller shared a powerful Word and ministry in the wonderful name of our LORD & Savior JESUS CHRIST. With signs and wonders following the preaching of GOD'S WORDS. Blessed be the NAME of the LORD!!!

SlimApr 10th - 2011 at 12:00 am CST


What a great church service at Tree of Life this morning. My sons Jason Thompson testified how GOD has brought him into the reality of the Blessings of Tithing and Brian Thompson gave a powerful message on "Johnathan & his Armor Bearer."

Signed one proud Father & Grandfather.

Slim Thompson

SlimApr 9th - 2011 at 12:00 am CST


Today Jason & Elaine with son Michael (from Wylie, Texas, Brian & Tammy with sons Nick & Kyle (from Covington, Ohio) and only daughter Summer with Eric are visiting with Sally at her home in Terre Haute, Indiana. Except for Harley Jr., all her children and grand children are with her for a few days.

Tonight (Saturday - April 9, 2011) Sally has prepared their favorite, Lasagna & Spaghetti. It will be a good time of fellowship  and eating.

I continue to ask and thank you for your prayers of intercession in behalf of Sally as she continues to believe for her LORD's total healing and deliverance from cancer. 

Slim Thompson

SlimDec 16th - 2009 at 12:00 am CST

I will be spending Christmass Dec 23-26 in Texas with my son Jason and grandson Michael. I enjoyed Thanksgiving with sons Harley Jr, Brian, his wife Tammy and my grandchildren Nick & Kyle. Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year to all.

Apostle Slim Thompson

SlimJul 23rd - 2009 at 12:00 am CST



21 in 1939                       75 in 1993                           90 in 2008

In 1954 the Thompson family returned to southern Illinois, first living in Greenup, then Casey and finally settling in Robinson in spring of 1956, first at S. Rob, next S. Argus, 206 N. Cross of Robinson, then West York, Illinois and last Cotillion Ridge. Earlier in which time, Mother’s faith over came being bound to a wheel chair and she returned to her career by opening Bea’s Beauty Shop at the Woodworth Hotel where she employed and trained up to seven other beauticians. She served on the State Board of the Beauticians Organization, traveled winning many contests in Illinois, U.S. and abroad competing with the top stylist of her time. From Bea’s Beauty Shop at Woodworth Hotel and later her home at 206 N. Cross, her teaching still reaches many of those who work in local Beauty shops today, her latter being Rick McSchooler, owner of Cutter’s Alley.

Mother was always active in her faith in Jesus Christ, as a member of Trimble Bible Church, later Robinwood Assembly of God and for the past 28 years Tree of Life Church in Hutsonville, Illinois. She worked at Joshua House, in Jail and Prison Ministries in this country and abroad, and of late Another Chance in Christ Ministries in Vincennes, Indiana. She would tread where other feared to go and angels reluctantly followed. A quote from this son, “The most dangerous place on earth is to between my Mother and a sinner.” Her heart was forever to reach the lost that they be saved from a devil’s hell to heaven through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Thus her crowns in heaven are filled with precious stones of the thousands she reached.

Beatrice was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, confidant and teacher, prayer warrior to her natural and spiritual family. To be her child, you had to share her with the world for her love and compassion for others had no boundaries of social status, race, creed or color. Her heart had room for only Love, first for her Lord, then her Husband, next her children & their children’s children and finally the thousands of spiritual adoptions. She is the last of an era yet a role model to follow behind.

Although we know and rejoice that her present state is eternal bliss in Heaven with her Lord, Husband and past loved ones, we who remain, whose lives she so richly touched, will miss and remembered her greatly.

In behalf of all family, friends and love ones.

Her Only Begotten Son

Harley “Slim” Thompson