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MSBA Staff

Dr. Allan Thompson
Director of Missions

Allan has been our MSBA Director of Missions since July 2013 upon completion of his PhD in Leadership Studies. His ministry has spanned four decades and four continents as IMB foreign missionary (speaks German) and college campus minister, and in local churches as youth and senior pastor. His favorite hobbies are golfing, hiking, canoeing, and fishing. He plays a Martin HD28e-Retro or D10e-01 acoustic/electric guitar and always has a soprano recorder handy in his backpack. His favorite people are Jana Thompson (married forty-six years and counting) and their adult sons who live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. His favorite phrases are “every point on this earth is equidistant from the heart of God” and “discipleship is teaching others to teach others to teach others.” His favorite foods are seafood, anything Cajun or Greek, and German Spätzle. His favorite passage of Scripture is 2 Tim. 2.1-7 and his life verse is 2 Cor. 5.7, “we walk by faith, not by sight.”They are members of Immanuel Baptist Church, in Princeton.

Contact Info

Cell: 903-742-1616 (Allan texts)

Email:;  or

Mrs. Shirley Milam
Administrative Assistant 

Shirley began working at MSBA in June, 2005 as part-time assistant secretary but became administrative assistant in March of 2012. She is the financial secretary and  serves as clerk at meetings and is also on the committee on committees and scholarship committee for MSBA. She and her husband, Jim live in Bluefield, WV and have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

She is a member of First Baptist Church of Bluewell where her husband Jim is the pastor.

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