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Eric Thomas: the Man who Motivates the Masses

created Jan 11th, 15:32 by CHUCK NOLEN



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Thomas was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Born to a single, teenage mother and after various arguments with his parents and aunts, he dropped out of high school and lived homeless on the streets of Detroit for two years. While he was homeless, he met a preacher who inspired him to go back to school and eventually change lives. He also took a job at an Olive Garden on the west side of Detroit.  Around this time, Thomas met his wife, DeDe Mosley, at the Detroit Center Seventh-day Adventist Church. They then moved to Huntsville, Alabama, attended Oakwood University, and they were married as college students. Thomas spent twelve years working toward an undergraduate degree at Oakwood and graduated in 2001. While in Huntsville, Thomas preached and set up a program to help underprivileged youth. After becoming known as a preacher and motivational speaker, Thomas founded a company to offer education consulting, executive coaching, and athletic development. Thomas has given motivational talks to collegiate and professional athletes. Lebron James has credited Thomas as part of his inspiration for winning the 2012 NBA Championship. Thomas has also done voice-overs on ESPN advertisements for Major League Baseball and the National Football League. Thomas has appeared on Fox News to discuss his work, and portions of his sermons can be heard on YouTube. Presently, Eric Thomas, PhD. is a critically acclaimed author, World-renowned speaker, educator, pastor and audible.com Audie Awards Finalist. ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his creative style and high-energy messages. His words continue to impact tens of millions of people in several hundred countries across the planet.  Through a significant social media presence and his recent domestic and international tours, “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher” has become a global phenomenon!

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