Thomas, Eric Oral History

Span Dates: 2019
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 1


This interview was conducted by Sonia Prescot and Elizabeth Wittrig as part of the Presbyterian Historical Society's Pam Byers Memorial Fund Project to document LGBTQ experience within the PCUSA.

Hist/Bio Note

Eric Thomas was ordained in 2017, making him one of the first few openly gay African Americans ordained in the PC(USA). He graduated from the Interdenominational Theological Center and is currently completing a PhD in New Testament and Early Christianity at Drew University, focusing on a queer of color biblical criticism. He is the Interim Pastor of Siloam Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York) and also serves on the board of More Light Presbyterians.

Finding Aid

A transcript of the interview is available.


ARCHIVES 19-1125; Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA Pearl Digital Collections.


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