Rev. Floyd Thompkins has over 25 years experience working with youth and young adults. Floyd was involved with developing and implanting programs for the students of Stanford and Princeton Universities where he served as an Assistant Dean and an Associate Dean. Floyd is an ordained minister who has pastored at Antioch Baptist Church in San Jose California. He also served as pastor to Jerusalem Baptist Church in Palo Alto, California. As the CEO of the Jack Bower Fund he was the operational leader in field research and the piloting of projects for the Youth Potential curriculum.
Floyd has a gift for reaching out to people of all ages and ethnicities. He is an extraordinary communicator and is particularly skilled at facilitating sensitive real-world subject material, making it fun, meaningful and relevant.
Floyd has authored books and magazines, many focused on encouraging and supporting youth who pursue education. As Associate Dean at Stanford University, Floyd founded a multi-cultural non-denominational evangelical church that provided counseling for students. He also implemented a special freshman support system still being used as a base academic support program today. Floyd and two other students received a Presidential Award for Excellence from President Bill Clinton for a program called Students Offering Alternative Realities (SOAR).
Floyd received his Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological seminary. His honors and awards include The Benjamin E. Mays Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation, The Edward G. Howel Preaching Award from Princeton Theological Seminary and the Regional Service Award from the Northern California Kidney Association.