Bishop Laurence Chadwick Thornton, a native of Baltimore, Maryland serves as the Assistant Pastor of the United Church of Jesus Christ, Apostolic Inc. Bishop Thornton received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Theological studies from the United Baptist College & Seminary of Baltimore, Maryland and is currently pursuing a Master's of Arts degree in Theological studies. Bishop Thornton and his wife, Sister Angeleta are the parents of four sons: Laurence II, Jalin, Tysen, and Caleb. 

Bishop Thornton loves the Word of God and has a passion for souls. It is his vision to contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints, and enhance the foundation to minister to the needs of individuals in today’s world. As Proverbs 13:22 states, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,” it is his goal to strengthen the remains to help save a dying generation.

Bishop Thornton travels throughout the East Coast for speaking engagements, yet he remains dedicated to his family and in serving the ministry of The United Church along with his mentor and Father in the gospel Bishop James B. Thornton. He is steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, and is committed to fulfilling the purpose God has for his life.