Thabiti is a native of Lexington, North Carolina (U.S.) and is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of two daughters, Afiya and Eden, and one son, Titus.
He served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church Grand Cayman from August 2006 to May 2014. He served previously as an elder/assistant pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church (Washington, DC) and as an elder at Church on the Rock (Raleigh, NC). Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University.
A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, he enjoys preaching, reading, sports, and watching sci–fi films.
He is the author of several books, including: The Life of God in the Soul of the Church (Christian Focus); Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons (Crossway) The Gospel for Muslims (Moody); and The Decline of African–American Theology (IVP).