Jonathon Thunderword | Oral History




Jonathon Thunderword is a theologian, a scholar, and a free thinker. He is an omni-faith, multi-spiritual practitioner who is a part of Mata Amritanandamayi Center. He is an ordained minister, founder of Finding Another Right Road Authentically and Holistically (FARRAH) and founder of By the Way Ministry in Virginia. He is also affiliated with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Faith Network, Pacific School of Religion (alumnus), Lehrhaus Judaica (Hebrew student), Black Trans Men International, and Brothers Rising (Oakland, CA).

Starting transition in 1993, here with son. 

Blessing a couple as their trans pastor in 1994 

First Norfolk area support group in 1993. 

(This biographical statement provided by Jonathon Thunderword.)

Biography Date: October 2017

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City of Refuge | African American | AIDS | Clergy Activist | Queer/non-conforming | Racism | Transgender activism | Thunderword, Jonathon


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