Bishop Gilbert Arthur Thompson was born on October 17, 1935 in Nassau, Bahamas to William Edward and Corene Thompson. He is the brother of the late Archdeacon and past Rector of St. Agnes Parish, the Venerable William E. Thompson. Bishop Thompson can proudly trace his roots to the St. Agnes Day School where he started off in 1940 from which he continued an extensive educational career path over the years.
Bishop Thompson was ordained to the Diaconate on December 21, 1960 at St. Michael’s Cathedral, Barbados and to the Priesthood on November 8, 1961 at Christ Church Cathedral, Nassau. On June 24, 2000, he was consecrated as the Suffragan Bishop of Nassau at Christ Church Cathedral.
The Churches where he served include: St. Peter’s Parish, North Long Island as Parish Priest (1961-1968), Christ Church Cathedral as Canon (1990-1998), and St. Barnabas Parish as Rector (1968-2000). Bishop Thompson not only shares his love for Christ in the Church but also expresses this passion through education as reflected in the various other posts he held as Headmaster, College Lecturer, Teacher, College Board member, College Advisory Council Chairman, just to name a few. He is the author of the books, “Instructions for Anglicans’ and “A Goodly Heritage”.
He is married to Olga Louise nee Major and they are the parents of three children and also proud grandparents.