Rev. Thomas in his early life was greatly challenged by the life and ministry of the great American missionary, the Rev. Charles Cowman, who developed effective methods of church evangelism and church planting. Rev Cowman’s ministry was also involved in large educational programs and social work.
The governing body of Rev. Thomas’ ministries named the schools and colleges “NTM” after his own ministries and has maintained the philosophies and principles of Charles Cowman.
Schools, Colleges and over 520 NTM Family Worship Centres and Home Fellowship Groups have been established in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, India and Africa with over 72,000 members. Rev. Thomas also founded NTM Christian Broadcasters which is committed to spreading the Gospel across the world through the mediums of Radio, Television and Publishing.
Ministries founded by Rev. Thomas follow the doctrinal distinctives of John Wesley, who was the founder of the early Methodist church and missionary movement. Today NTM still emphasizes the doctrine of Christian Holiness, and the Spirit-filled life, witnessed in its motto “Be Holy as I the Lord your God am Holy”
A number of bible colleges, schools, clinics, widows and orphan support programs have been established. Missionary activity is part of the vision of NTM so church fellowships and cell group members are encouraged to give financially, send and go to mission fields and carry out Christ’s great call to his church. Please visit our Global Missions Enquiry page to request further information related to aspects of our missions outreach.