Rev. Wanda Thompson serves as the Pastor of The Ambassador Baptist Church where she has been a member since 1976. She is a native Washingtonian. She grew up in Ward 7 and has been a 37 year resident of the Fairlawn community.
She received her Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in 1996. Rev. Thompson received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Dickinson College and her Master's degree and Ph.D. from Temple University in Clinical Psychology and is licensed as a psychologist in both DC and Maryland. She has also completed certificate classes in leadership development; business; and public advocacy.
Rev. Thompson is active in several community organizations, including the Wednesday Morning Clergy, Sister Clergy group and Ward 8 Food Pantry Collaborative. She has conducted trainings; participated in advocacy efforts; and, has testified before the DC Council on many issues. She truly believes in serving the community and in advocated against displacement of Black residents from the city.