Waddee Bernell Thoroughgood, Jr. was born, to Superintendent YD and Evangelist Missionary Shylene Thoroughgood, on May 21, 1980. It was declared prior to birth that he would preach the word of GOD and possess spiritual gifts. Pastor Thoroughgood (affectionately called “Pastor Bernie”) is the product of the legacy left by his great grandfather, the late Pastor Charles Thourogood, grandfather, the late Pastor John T. Thourogood, Sr. , and uncle, Bishop Barnett Karl Thoroughgood.
Elder Thoroughgood has been a member of the Church of the Advent (Church of God In Christ, Inc.) since birth. He began drumming at the age of four. As a young adult, Pastor Thoroughgood became the church organist and Minister of Music. He is an anointed worship leader! In August of 2009, he became a Christian recording artist, and in February of 2011 he initiated his first album with Kingdom World Records entitled “Psalms of The Heart. In addition to singing with many artists, Pastor Thoroughgood was a part of Brothers in Christ, which was led by former member of Blackstreet, Eric Williams. In August of 2011, his calling into the gospel came into fruition and Pastor Thoroughgood became a Licensed Elder in the 2nd Jurisdiction of VA (COGIC).
Later, he became the president of Evangelism and the Chief Executive Officer at Church of the Advent COGIC. In September of 2016, Pastor Thoroughgood was officially installed by Bishop Wilbert L. Daniels Sr, the Presiding prelate of the Second ecclesiastical Jurisdiction,Virginia as the Senior Pastor of Church of the Advent Church of God in Christ Inc. Pastor Thoroughgood is the product of the prayers sent long before he was born. His greatest desire is to continue to have his will bound with the will of the Father. Simply stated, to just say “Yes” to the will of GOD.