Rev. Howard Lee Thomas III is a church planter and pastor of S.O.O.N. (Something Out Of Nothing) Church Third Ward, a new church community that he and his wife Alyssa Thomas started in their home 6 years ago in Third Ward Houston, Texas–a gentrifying, mostly Black section of Houston. Howard, Alyssa, friends, and local neighbors love gathering whenever possible to worship Jesus Christ and to work in mission together, displaying justice, mercy, and acts of Gospel service in Third Ward. Howard and Alyssa long for the day that S.O.O.N. Church Third Ward is established and thriving as a community staple in the inner city. If you desire to learn more about S.O.O.N. Church, please reach out to Rev. Thomas. (,

In This Article

  • Where Are We? A Good Place To Start
  • Black History Month: Hard Work and Humble Beginnings
  • Race Conversations: Setting Expectations
  • The Church’s Unique Opportunity 

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