Thomas and Cathy Meares began their Ministry together shortly after their marriage in January, 1975. Since that time they have ministered around the nation and abroad. They are doing missionary (Apostolic) work in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Many lives have been changed through their ministry in song and in the Word. They have ministered to thousands, and been blessed to share ministry with many great men and women of God.

Thomas and Cathy are well known in the world of Gospel Music, recording seven albums over fifteen years. Many of their songs have been played nationally. Three of these songs, "Riches Won't Hold Me," "Sweet Victory," and "The God Of Me And You" reached the top fifty on the charts of The Singing News and The Gospel Voice magazines.

In 1994, Thomas surrendered to the call to preach and along with his wife Cathy founded Omega Christian Center in Lumberton, NC.  During their seven years of pastoring they had many accomplishments, including helping missionaries in the Dominican Republic establish and build churches and the first Christian school in the city of Le Vega.

In 2001, Thomas and Cathy traveled as associates with Dr. Mike Murdock. This season of mentorship was valuable in preparing them to fulfill the call on their lives to train the church body to pursue their purpose. 

Thomas graduated from the Ministry Training and Development Institute at Oral Roberts University and holds a Bachelor of Ministry Degree from New Covenant School of Ministry. He authored the dynamic book entitled, "You Decide Your Future," and is working on two other titles. He also produces and hosts a weekly radio program entitled, "Kingdom Principles From God's Word."

In addition to their ministry accomplishments, Thomas and Cathy were also very successful business owners. From January 1988 through March 2002 they owned and managed Meares Carpet Center, a thriving floor covering business. At its peak they employed five people in sales and seven in installation, realizing gross receipts near one million annually. 

Omega Christian Academy was launched in August 2007.  A lifelong dream of Cathy, Omega Christian Academy provides “Academic Excellence With A Biblical Perspective”. Many young lives are being challenged and changed by the Christian education they are receiving at OCA.


OCMI also now operates a Thrift Shop in Lumberton, NC where donations of household goods are received and resold as a way to fund mission outreaches.


Thomas and Cathy live in Lumberton, NC where they give oversight to the ministry as well as pastor Omega Christian Center. Thomas also travels to the nations, teaching kingdom principles and encouraging the body of Christ to excel by applying those principles.






























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