Meet Keith Thompson


Hi my name is Keith Thompson and I am the Director at Cumberland Wilderness Retreat.  Cumberland Wilderness is a work of passion and calling that God placed in my heart almost 20 years ago as a lay pastor in my local church.  At that time, I was a partner in Advance Rehabilitation, a young, start up Physical Therapy company and was searching to get a clear understanding of God’s calling for my life.  God’s call eventually led me to take a leave of absence from our business to join with Africa Inland Mission working among a group of students in East Africa as an evangelism and discipleship pastor.  While there I interacted with believers and unbelievers from all over the world.  In Uganda, God began to answer my long-time prayer to see the world the way the He sees it.


When I returned home, I re-engaged in Advance Rehabilitation as the partner responsible for Compliance, Human Resources and Leadership Training while I sorted thru the continued work that God was doing in my life. 


As of January 2014, I sold my ownership in Advance Rehabilitation and it’s subsidiaries and have jumped head first into the next ministry journey God has for our family. I am currently working on other business projects to fund the work to which God has called us.  Marsha and I have continued to partner with others to lead a couple’s bible study for almost 20 years.  I am in the process of writing The God Solution curriculum that will serve as the foundational curriculum for CWR.  The God Solution focuses on three pillars: Truth, Family and Purpose.  I am teaching through this curriculum now with a Sunday night small group at our home.  In the meantime, I continue to serve on the Board of Battlefield Ministries (BFM) and serve in the local church.  BFM is a local and international marriage and family ministry.  


Over the last 20 years I have felt a consistent and growing call to provide resources for Christian families. It is only through healthy families, who live out God’s calling in their lives, that God will fulfill his promise to reach every tribe and nation-first locally then internationally. 


The call of Cumberland Wilderness is an invitation for God’s people to take a break from the unhealthy pace of contemporary culture.   It is a call to a place of hope where the Spirit of the living God can reveal to us His Truth, empower our families and help us live out our Divine calling for His Glory in these incredible times.


Leith Anderson, the President of the National Association of Evangelicals recently reported that every day an average of 32,000 people give their life to Christ in communist China.  In Sub-Saharan Africa, the number is 20,000 and in South America 10,000 souls every day are eternally redeemed by placing their faith in Christ.  That is almost 3000 souls every hour somewhere in the world!  Then Mr. Anderson proposed the possibility that when you and I get to heaven, the early believers and the apostles who were there that day at Pentecost when 3000 people gave their lives to Christ might line up to ask us the question, “What was it like to live in the 21st century?  What was it like to live when God was doing His greatest work in the history of all creation and what was your role?” 


Our longing is for every Christian to experience the fullness available in His great grace - in our churches, in our homes and in our personal lives.


Cumberland Wilderness:  Revealing Truth, Empowering Families and Discovering Purpose for the Glory of God.  Come Join us and live the life you for which you were created.

Cumberland Wilderness Retreat

475 Cumberland Mountain Lane

Hillsboro, TN 37342


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