L. F. Thuston is a rare blend of academic preparation, pastoral passion, recognized scholarship, community connectivity, dedicated churchmanship, and spiritual vitality. After successful pastoral and teaching assignments ranging from Missouri, Chicago, Indiana, Bronx, N.Y., Colorado Springs, and Lubbock, TX, he was appointed to the Historic Boone Tabernacle in Kansas City, MO. For the last 18 years, this anchor congregation has blossomed into an anchor urban more renewal parish in the 2 million populated Midwest metropolis has glorified God with the full Gospel message and witness in the Church of God in Christ reformation. Additionally, he shepherds Mason Temple COGIC in Kansas City. Dr. Thuston has served the COGIC community in the following national capacities: Dean of the National Youth Department, Dean of the International
Adjutant Corp, the National Board of Education, National Election Commission, All Saints Bible College Board Member, Executive Board member and Doctrinal

Committee chair for the Board of Bishops. He has also lectured at The Vatican, The International Wesleyan-Pentecostal Consortium, The African-American Holy Land Scholars Union, and White House Presidential-Clergy Panel, Texas Association of  Secondary School Principals, National State Boards of Education. Dr. Thuston was signally honored March 2004. Upon the recommendation of the jurisdictional pastors, the Presiding Bishop G.E. Patterson appointed Dr. Thuston
the Jurisdictional Prelate of the Kansas East Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, with oversight of 63 pastors, parishes and ministries in Kansas and Missouri. Dr. Thuston was elected as the Vice Chairman of the General Assembly of the Church of God In Christ, Inc., from 2011-2016. In, 2016 he was elected as Chairman of the General Assembly. He is the author of the released the book “Decently and In Order In The Sanctified Church.” He has been married for 31 years to Marian, they are parents of a daughter, Melody of Charlotte, NC.