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About Joi

Ms. Thomas received her Bachelors degree in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Strategic Public Relations and Communications from Towson University in Towson, Maryland, and a Masters in Management from University of Maryland, University College.


In June of 2004, Ms. Thomas opened the doors of Joiful Communications.  This full service Public Relations and Event Planning Firm provides cutting edge consulting for those who want to take their ministry or business to the next level.  Joiful Communications has assisted churches, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, authors and music artist in achieving their media goals.


Ms. Thomas is a true fan of Gospel music. Her love for the genre has led her to host a weekly radio show every Sunday on WEAA 88.9FM from 2p.m. to 5p.m.  Her show is known for a variety of music selection, spotlighting new artists, and interviews of the gospel industry’s leading artists.  This position has given Ms. Thomas the opportunity to host several events in the Baltimore/DC metro area. She is also a sought after motivational speaker and has spoken at several churches and schools on various topics.



In her spare time, Ms. Thomas loves spending time with family and friends, and writing.  She is also very accomplished playwright who has written several plays which have all opened to standing room only audiences.  She has had the opportunity to write for her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, in celebration of their centennial, for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and was featured in the first DC Black Theater Festival to a sell out audience. 


Ms. Thomas currently serves as the Media Relations and Promotions director for New Psalmist Baptist Church, in Baltimore, MD. Her responsibilities include producing and hosting the nationally televised broadcast, doing voice overs for commercials, promotions, media planning and buying, and website and social media development. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Empowering Disciples Magazine, leader of the Creative Arts department, and keeps the image of New Psalmist and its pastor, Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Sr. intact throughout the city and nation.

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