Jennifer Harris Thompson's heart of compassion prepared her for working in Social Services as a Medical and Legal Advocate, for survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Her empathetic nature also readied her for work in Healthcare, on various units including Orthopedic Trauma, Labor and Delivery, the NICU, and as a Doula, and a Certified Lactation Consultant. After working in helping professions for over 10 years, because of her love for writing, sharing people’s stories and inspiring others, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of working in Television and Radio Broadcast.
Pursuing and conquering your goals has always been important to Jennifer, so she took a leap of faith with God, and returned to school to obtain a second degree, and graduated from DePaul University with her degree in Broadcast Journalism. She was a Freelance Writer, and an On-Air Host for an inspirational radio station, before being hired as a Producer and Reporter for an ABC, and FOX affiliate in Illinois. Months later she was promoted to Morning Co-Anchor, and began anchoring segments of the four-hour long broadcast. After leaving, she was hired as the Morning News Anchor at WVON in Chicago.
Jennifer answered the call to ministry years ago and is an Ordained Minister under Faith Ministries Alliance, which is founded by Dr. Bill Winston. Minister Thompson is the founder of Marvellous Light Ministries, and More Than Conquerors Praise Dance Ministry. She began her pastoral care as a Prayer Warrior, praying for the sick in hospitals, and preparing food and giving it to those in need on Chicago’s west side. While ministering to them, she offered prayer, handed out bibles, and extended the invitation to receive Christ. She continues her work as a Broadcast Journalist as ministry allows. Jennifer attributes all of her accomplishments to God, and says, “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:10