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Deborah J. Thompson



Southern born and raised, with a love of traveling to anywhere I've never been, and back to many places I have...


I'm a multi-dimensional creator with a passion for helping others tap into their God-given creative abilities. My interests and work vary--writer, marketing and design consultant, photographer, speaker, artist, educator, Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader, and life-long animal rescuer. I share my reflections on life, relationships, marriage and family at


I'm working on a book about five steps for achieving more peace in life, and I write devotions at I am the founder and chairperson of the Atlanta Stephen Ministry networking group, now consisting of nearly 80 member churches around the metro Atlanta area. 


I teach Marketing and Business Communications at a Christian university and speak on a variety of subjects. Learn more on my Speaker's Page.

My remarkable dog JAZZ, was the first dog Mayor of Atlanta, elected in a nationwide DogTV contest, and I share my life and love with my incredible husband and our other amazing fur kid–a rescue Yorkie named Sophie Rose. You can "bark" with JAZZ at JAZZ and with Sophie Rose at



I invite you to take a look around my site and let me know about your

own creative journey, or your desire to discover how to better express

yourself in a crowded world.



My Community Involvement, Education, and Training:


Served on various Boards of Directors including GA Bank Marketing Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and A.R.T. Station–Responsibilities included Special Events, Communication, Chairperson of annual Gala


Serve as Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church–Serve as Building Awareness Coordinator, Instructor/Trainer


Founded and serve as Chairperson of Atlanta Stephen Ministry Networking Group--grown to membership of nearly 80 churches in the metro area in three years. Also serve as Instructor/Trainer, Special Events Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Referrals Coordinator, Website Developer


HEROES Care Trained Responder


Master of Science in Leadership: Belhaven University–4.0 GPA


Bachelor of Science Degree: Jacksonville State University

     Major: Marketing     Minor: Psychology


College of Art and Design: Georgia State University–4.0 GPA



I strive to leave people, places, and animals, a little better than I found them...


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