About Tentmaking


Greg Thompson

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About Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson has been a journalist, photographer, producer, storyteller and corporate communications executive for more years than anyone should ever admit to.  He has interviewed and photographed everyone from presidents, professional athletes and rock stars … to murderers, liars and thieves.  Occasionally, those two groups were one and the same. He’s covered every sport from the NBA and the NFL to armadillo racing. And he did talk to Elvis once, although not recently.  Greg’s corporate work has involved everything from the introduction of the original IBM Personal Computer to the launch of the new Spicy Chick-fil-A Sandwich.  Today, in addition to his day job, Greg works as a tentmaker missionary by providing pro bono communications support for faith-based ministries, NGOs and humanitarian organizations around the world.  He is the father of two, husband of one, and a follower of Jesus Christ.

Why Tentmaking?

“because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.”  Acts 18:3

All followers of Jesus Christ are called to be missionaries. For some, our missionary posting is in an exotic foreign land and we are funded by donations from churches and individuals. For others, our missionary posting is in our home, our school or our everyday workplace and we are funded by a job or vocation.  As we see in the Bible (Acts 18), the Apostle Paul — perhaps the greatest of all missionaries – worked as a tentmaker with Priscilla and Aquila as he spread the Gospel in Corinth.  From that we get the term: tentmaker missionary.