Joi Thomas is host of Gospel Grace Afternoon, which airs from 1-5 p.m. She also serves as the media relations and promotions director for New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore. There, she produces and hosts the church’s nationally televised broadcast, does voice overs for commercials, serves as editor and chief of Empowering Disciples magazine,and leads the Creative Arts department. Overall, she manages the image of New Psalmist and its pastor, Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Sr.—who also happens to be her father.
Joi received a bachelor’s degree in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, a post-baccalaureate certificate in strategic public relations and communications from Towson University, and a master’s in management from University of Maryland, University College. In 2004, Joi founded Joiful Communications, a full-service public relations and event planning firm that works with churches, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, authors, and musical artists.