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Citizen of South Africa
SO  WHO  IS  THIS  GUY?
Citizen of the United Kingdom
Described by the Chicago Tribune, January 2001, as a 'social activist', as is every Christian in principle;
although now retired, is still on the ministerial list of the North American Baptist Association.
AUTHORSHIP
Some personal episodes of gratitude –   1. Buffelsbaai, Cape Town   2. Pretoria   3. Moçambique   4. Ridley Island, Canada  
See Also
SUMMARY STATEMENT
OF HIS FAITH/CREED
  Brief background history and personal motivation:   
For those who wish to know
Lloyd 

Click for
the circumstance
of Lloyd's own call to
the preaching ministry.
Thomas was raised in an evangelical Christian family of Baptist tradition and began studying Hebrew at age 15. At age 17, after a dream of a half-completed tower, he migrated to a congregation of pentecostal/charismatic experience, and later, after completing his secondary schooling, took clerical employment, began teaching Sunday School in a slum suburb (District Six, Cape Town), and became increasingly involved as a lay-preacher (Observatory, etc.), during which time he completed his compulsory military training and regimental service (Anti Tank Gunner, First City regiment), following which he then moved on to theological college (Irene, Pretoria), extra-mural studies (Unisa), remaining essentially true to his non-conformist Baptist background.

Associated Places
in historical sequence:
Durban, South Africa
Marchwiel, North Wales
Grahamstown, South Africa
Cape Town, Western Cape
Pretoria, South Africa
Pietersburg, Transvaal
London, UK
Chester, UK
Prince Rupert, Canada
Lloyd
 completed a Diploma in Divinity in 1968, pastored Full Gospel and Baptist churches in (Pretoria and Cape Town) South Africa while continuing further studies until 1991. Between these pastorates, he had moved to Pietersburg (now Polokwane) to assist the Bapedi pastors of Lebowa. The church denomination however declined to recognise him (although at first being over-joyed that someone was willing to fill the gap among the black churches) because they had not budgeted for him. Lloyd therefore financially supported himself during this time.
In 
Pietersburg one Thursday night in 1977, he pursued an assailant who had attempted to stab a woman to death at a bus stop and was himself attacked when attempting to arrest him. So at close-range he fired at his assailant's thigh hoping to subdue him, arrested him, and thinking he had missed him, walked him back to the scene of his crime, where he was handed to the local police. The police informed Lloyd the following morning that, although there was no external bleeding (so Lloyd thought he had missed him) the bullet had penetrated his assailant's bladder at such close range as to quarterize the wound and had ricocheted off the back of his pelvis up through his intestines, so neither was there an exit wound. The assailant, in his twenties and only out of prison ten days, died in hospital. The following year (May 1978) Lloyd was called to Cape Town to pastor a newly forming church.
While 
in Cape Town, in 1984 Lloyd felt instructed by God to go to Moçambique, in a relief mission initiated by a deacon (Pete Norval) and his wife, after South Africa (allied with the West) had earlier that year signed its Nkomati Accord with Moçambique (allied with the Soviet Union). While there, hearing that its Tete province was suffering severe drought and famine, and that no other relief agency would risk its personnel in the area because it was in the heart of the civil war zone (between the Frelimo ruling party and Renamo rebels), Lloyd moved the mission to the Shanganini refugee camp in that area. During this time he contracted malaria and narrowly missed being a target of a Renamo ambush, but experienced a number of awesome 'coincidences' of God's provision.
On 
the death of his father in 1991, he discovered an envelope next to his father's bed titled 'Lloyd's Dream', of which he could remember nothing. It was of a dream at age 8-years which described in its symbol Lloyd's future call to the Christian ministry and its side-effect on his sister Ruth (today she is married to a Baptist pastor who had shared a room at theological college with Lloyd). That his father had kept this note so carefully beside his bed indicated the seriousness which he attached to it, and this was probably its encouraging purpose.
After 

Lloyd's first clash
with the police.
1991 Lloyd taught adult extra-mural classes at Salem College (Bothasig) while supporting the ministry of the local pastor who was suffering from Parkinson's disease. In about 1999 in Cape Town, Lloyd was assaulted by a group of South African police officers in uniform because he had laid a complaint against them with a traffic officer, after their police union had illegally closed down public streets near parliament, seriously disrupting traffic, as part of their police union (SAPU) protest. They surround him, loudly chanting in his face "we've got your name Thomas" and together began assaulting him. He was rescued by a VIP protection officer attached to parliament who warns him that his assailants are carrying guns and a shot could go off and no one would admit responsibility, but he refuses to leave the area on the basis that his assailants are being paid to protect him.


His choice of the eagle icon for this website arose from his time in British Columbia, Canada, home of their largest number, and his persuasion that it is only the Biblical perspective that gives the 'big picture' – as an eagle sees over a landscape.
The 

Lloyd's further
clashes with
the police
 
following year, deeply disturbed by ongoing ambushes of Golden Arrow buses in which a number of drivers are shot dead, he obtains the names of the taxi-mafia paying the hit-man and, after supplying them to the head of police provincial crime intelligence and, being promised a result, later when no results are obtained goes public in calling for his immediate resignation. In January 2001 Lloyd reprimands the head of the Milnerton police station/precinct for their failure to prevent an expected violent xenophobic attack in their Dunoon suburb, on which occasion he meets Paul Salopek of the Chicago Tribune (see above) and brings him an eyewitness of the attempted mob murder, and in May of that year Lloyd moves to the UK (London and later Chester).
He 
returns to Cape Town, South Africa, in September 2005, but on a preaching tour in Canada in October 2006 is persuaded to accept the pastorate of a Baptist church in Prince Rupert, northern British Columbia, Canada, to which he moves in January 2007 and serves there until end February 2009.
While 

 Lloyd on Facebook 
in Prince Rupert, he is addressed one Wednesday night (October 17, 2007) by a voice in his bedroom which awakens him three times with the emphatic statement: "There were unclean animals in the Ark as well as clean".
In the morning he concludes that this means that he must treat those in the town outside of his pastoral fold with equal concern, which then leads among other to his involvement with the victims of crime in the community and related justice issues, including his exposure of on-going criminal activities. The long-term consequence of this is reflected in the two subsections of this website: regarding British Columbia (Canada); and the Western Cape (South Africa).
During 
this time in Prince Rupert, in view of the rapid development of the port, Lloyd facilitates the development of a Christian ministry to the crews of visiting ships (Lighthouse Harbour Ministries), some from coutries where the Christian gospel is banned, and receives encouraging support from the local Port Authority and dedicated individuals from various churches.
His abiding 
passion has been to understand the Bible in its own context, as its first readers did, and so ancient history has been a continuing interest. Accordingly, the only ultimate authority for him is the Holy Spirit whose basic directions are given in the Bible's words and perspectives, against which every understanding of His directions today must be measured, for the Spirit of God is consistent.
In view of this,  his pivotal persuasion is –
  the unfading dynamic of God's infinite affection — and His awesome purpose for humanity!
In 
consequence, the effective identity of every authentic Christian, which was described by the Lord Jesus as –
the  "light of the world"  and the 
"salt of the earth"
,
  has become a profound conviction concerning Christian conduct on social and moral issues of society in general,
and on matters of justice in particular.
See:
Common
'Christian' Fallacies
On this therefore, 
 he believes that Christ's salt and light comments about the influence of believers in this world –
do not mean adding 'flavour' to human society or changing the 'hue' of this world as some so foolishly believe,
 but that, within their own context, Christ's words have specific reference to —
stopping corruption and exposing evil in order to publicly show
the way forward for all humanity, regardless of creed or culture, in all places and at all times.
 
Hence, he believes  that the New Testament's summary statement of Christ's coming is therefore also applicable today, namely:  
 
 “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil” 
 1 John 3:8
But Lloyd  Thomas also has his detractors, who illustrate, as the Lord Jesus Himself so aptly said —
See:
Lloyd's
conflict with the
South African
Police 'Service'
(not a particularly
appropriate term)
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See:
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Diotrephës Disease
 THE  ENEMY  OF  TRUTH  IS  NOT  IGNORANCE  —  IT  IS  THE  ILLUSION  OF  KNOWLEDGE 
It would be good
for these persons
to be reminded
that Christ has
only one church,
within which
spiritual divisions
are not permissible.


H I S     D E T R A C T O R S
Some persons quoted against him in this regard include messrs –
1. Martin Strange;
 
 
2. Steve Walsh and his twisted sister;
   
3. Chris Bolus;       
   
4. Frank Pyde;      
       
   5. Paul van der Merwe;    and   
         
6. Gavin van Heerden.
To their friends: please note that Lloyd accommodates neither hypocrisy nor disrespect (Titus 2:15).
In 2 and 3 above, much hurt was caused to many by the spreading of a very one-sided story,
which sadly then resulted in their total termination of any relationship to Lloyd.
In this regard then, the New Testament statement in 2 Timothy 4:14 is enough.
 "THE EARTH  IS  THE  LORD'S  AND  THE FULLNESS  THEREOF"
While Nelson Mandela was incarcerated in Robben Island prison, he found inspiration in Table Mountain:
"We often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain... To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain
was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return"
he said in a speech, and he did...
Matthew 13:57.
See:
Some Logical
Fallacies Used
Against Him
Note: the 'adhominem argument'
Book Draft Snippets:
  Israel in History   Joseph   Elijah   Esther   That Night  
 
 
Lloyd is also greatly blessed with the following direct descendants (numbered to the fourth generation in terms of the Biblical counting)
 
Since 1823, when Anne Lloyd, daughter of Squire Thomas Lloyd, Denbighshire, Wales, married John Thomas of Llangadwaladr, Wales, in defiance, at Gretna Green, Scotland,
in each generation, one of their male descendants has been named Lloyd, in honour of their defi
ant union.

Michèle
2
 
David-Lloyd
2
 
Melanie
2
 
Kahlia
3
 
Rachel
3
 
Jamie
3
 
Tristan
3
 
Harriet
3
 
Gia
4

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