Malcolm Thomas is being recognized for his dedicated service to Phillips Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Huntsville community. A native of Selma, Alabama, and the son of the late Reverend George Thomas and Mrs. Lovie Anderson Thomas, Malcolm Thomas holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Alabama A&M University and is the founder and CEO of Malcolm Thomas Industries. Since joining Phillips CME Church in 1969, he has served on the Board of Trustees for 45 years, leading numerous initiatives including church restoration, addressing eminent domain issues, and overseeing a significant church relocation project culminating in the consecration of a new facility in 2023.

In addition to his church service, Mr. Thomas has contributed to the community through various boards, including the Huntsville Housing Authority Board of Appeals and the North Alabama Sickle Cell Board of Directors. He has supported local education, been a founding member of the Alabama A&M University Foundation, and engaged in philanthropy through organizations like the Boys and Girls Club and the Harris Home for Children. His leadership extends to his involvement with the R.E. Nelms Elks Lodge and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. In recognition of his extensive service, the Alabama House of Representatives honors Malcolm Thomas with a resolution, expressing high esteem for his contributions and wishing him continued success in his future endeavors.