This memorial website was created in memory of Kevin Benjamin Thomson who was born on January 6, 1953 and went home on May 30, 2010.

May 30, 2017

It is really hard to believe that Kevin has been  "In The Light Of Heaven" for 7 years now.  It seems like just yesterday he went home to Jesus. Much has happened since then, Kevin now has 2 more grandchildren, Vera and Jasper and his oldest granddaughter Zoe- has just graduated from high School.
Congratulations are surely in order.

If I could send a message from my older brother, it would be to tell everyone to Stay Strong.  Be unshakable in your faith for we have the victory in Christ. Never stop sharing about the HOPE that is in you thru Christ Jesus. Your work for the Lord is not in vain because His word will never return void.  

During Kevin's years as a quadraplegic, he stayed strong- always encouraging others and never letting the enemy rob him of the joy he knew was coming. There were times he would call me to encourage me when he know I was having difficulties.  But none of my difficulties came close to what he was experiencing.  Kevin would often talk about the old days when the harvest was ripe. Looking back, it was an experience I will never forget.  I am STILL very blessed to hear so many stories of people coming to Christ at one of the Sweet Comfort Band concerts. It has been my greatest honor and priviledge to be a part in what God is doing.  So please keep those testimonies coming. 
You can send them to me thru Sweet Comfort Band's facebook page.

I look forward to hearing from you.  Until then...

The LORD bless you, and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.’

Rick Thomson

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Cor. 15:50-58)

January 6, 2017

Dear Friends,

I can't thank you enough for keeping my brothers memory alive. It seems like just yesterday that he went home.  Still very tough for me! He is surely missed.

Rick Thomson

Jan 7, 2013

Dear Friends,

Yesterday was a tough one for me after posting Kevin's photo on the Sweet Comfort Band's facebook page.  Even though I know he's in a much better place, I still miss him- especially since the band has reunited and are about to release our 7th album without him.Thanks for your continuing tributes to my brother and know that we still read the notes and stories that so many of you have shared.  You all have so many great memories of Kevin.  We cherish each and every one of your notes and stories about him.  Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. May Our Heavenly Father continue to bless you more than you could ever imagine.  

Rick Thomson 


Posted by Sam Scott on May 30, 2022
Miss you dear music buddy and friend. 10 years in Gods presence! See you soon! Sam
Posted by Chris Carr on May 30, 2021
Hard to believe it's been 11 years now since Kevin's passing. I was flying on that day with my family from Oklahoma to Russia to resume our cross-cultural service as missionaries. Upon our arrival, I read the news of Kevin's home-going. It was a huge blow, but it also caused me, even in the midst of jetlag, to recommit myself to the Lord's mission and double down for Jesus. Even as I type this, I'm listening to Sweet Comfort Band. Kevin's labor in the Lord continues to bear fruit for the kingdom of God.
Posted by Sam Scott on January 6, 2021
Miss you pal. Thinking of you enjoyed our tour dates together and time at church
Posted by dana angle on May 30, 2020
Remembering Kevin, wonderful person, loved the Lord, great musician! See you soon, Kev!
Posted by Jon Robberson on January 6, 2020
Great to remember Kevin today. I'm thinking of the eternal impact he had from his passion for spreading the Gospel. not to mention some awesome music!
Jon Robberson - Celebration Concerts....lot's...lots of Sweet C shows
Posted by Sam Scott on June 1, 2019
Miss you dear friend. Many happy memories both touring and at church!!
Posted by Jerry Bryant on June 1, 2019
One amazing gift to us all...what a legacy, what memories. We are so thankful that you were able to touch so many lives. Continuing to play the music at
Posted by Rick Thomson on May 30, 2017
Remembering you today Kevin.
Posted by Rick Thomson on January 6, 2017
Big Brother,
Today is your belly button birthday- but I know your "Real Life" began on May 30, 2010 when you went home to be with the Lord. It is hard to believe it has now been 7 years since you went home. Sure miss you Kev.
Posted by Sam Scott on January 6, 2017
Miss you bro ... you were a good friend and bandmate..... So glad I got to see you from time to time
Posted by Jon Robberson on January 6, 2017
I have super fond memories of all the many SCB shows I promoted and Kevin's passion and drive for the band. What a great guy!
Posted by Rick Thomson on May 30, 2013
Remembering you on this day my brother.
Posted by conrad syiem on January 7, 2013
Thank You Kevin for lighting our world with your Music. We Miss You here but sure are proud of what you are giving back to our Lord, back in Heaven.
Posted by Sam Scott on January 6, 2013
Blessings to the family and loved ones of our dear friend Kevin at this time of year and tears of joy for the triumphant reunion with his Savior and Creator.....Oh what a day of rejoicing that will be! .... when we all meet up with our Master and sing His praises and glory forever.
Posted by Eddie Prather on January 6, 2012
Kevin was such a funny guy. He was so understated even on stage. Once, he was talking about how great the show was going to be and how he had something awesome to share with the crowd that night; he lowered his Alembic bass so the audience could see the LED's as fret markers on his bass....! People went wild. He had used his personality to entertain and hoodwink us all.. the glue for SCB.
Posted by Chris Carr on January 6, 2012
I was thinking of Kevin just a few days ago as I was listening to some SCB music while working in my office...yes, it seems like it was just y-day that I read online he had passed on...I continue to rejoice in his legacy and how the Lord keeps His children strong and encouraged even after the death of a beloved bro like Kevin...
Posted by Chris Carr on May 31, 2011
Kevin went on to be in the presence of the Lord as my family was flying back to Ufa, Russia where we have lived and served for 11 years now...hard to believe he's been gone a year now...his and SCB's music and ministry continue to bless me and spur m
Posted by Dave Peterson on May 30, 2011
Has it been a year already? Time passes here different than it does for you Kevin. You are missed, but we will see you soon. Save a place for me at the table.
Posted by Sam Scott on May 30, 2011
Miss ya bro
Posted by dana angle on May 30, 2011
See you soon!
Posted by Jaymes Felix on May 30, 2011
I cant even begin to imagine what your experiencing right now in my time here. May your family continue to be uplifted & blessed by the One we all long to meet face to face one day.
Posted by Dan Robbins on February 6, 2011
This is a wonderful site for an outstanding man and musician. I know God will continue to bless you all and your continuing ministries.
Posted by john bullock on February 6, 2011
Was just enjoying your music. Thanks again. Look forward to praising Jesus with you at the Ultimate Worship Service : )
Posted by Chris Carr on September 13, 2010
My family and I serve in Ufa, Russia...Kevin graduated to heaven as my family was in the air flying to Russia after some time in the states...pretty cool thinking he passed us somewhere while we were in the air...I starting listening to SCB and being discipled via the music and its message starting in 1977 in Tulsa, OK and still have 2 SCB cds I play in my van here in Russia nearly every day.
Posted by John Graubner on June 21, 2010
I'll always remember Kevin's smile and a hug he gave me when I waited to meet the band after a gig. Although he was soaking wet in sweat from playing so hard I didn't seem to mind. I was meeting the guys for the first time it was so cool. Thank you.
Posted by Ken Redding on June 16, 2010
1979 New Year's Eve, The markee @ Calvary Chapel Riverside said, "Sweet Comfort". I was the furthest thing from a Christian, but after hearing Kevin preach, I gave my life to the Lord. Thankyou, Kevin
Posted by Dan Knight on June 15, 2010
At 43, it is amazing the impact of your music has on my heart and life. God's grace transcends all SCB has done, anything we could do, and continue to bless and nurture our souls. Thanks Kevin!
Posted by Dave Goodwyn on June 14, 2010
And Jesus said... "In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you." Kevin is in his place.
Posted by stephen Giglio on June 13, 2010
I only have good memories of Kevin and his hard work and gentle way I pray for comfort be given to his Family during this time. I will be there Wed at Calvary to say "Goodbye" for now

Posted by Patrick Lavey on June 13, 2010
Kevin and SCB were the source of many blessings to me after coming to Christ in 1976. Thanks for the many concerts and your heart-felt sharing of the gospel. It took root in my heart.
Posted by Kim Thomson on June 11, 2010
Thank you Lord for Kevin being my older brother,that was
proud of God in his life.Seeing God glorified through the
ups and downs that you've had.See you in heaven.
Posted by James Kirkpatrick on June 11, 2010
To the family: May the tenets of our faith that was exemplified by our departed brother be continually expanded and increased to bless you until time shall be no more. (James K from Texas).
Posted by Mike Archambo on June 10, 2010
Kevin, You always encouraged me. Thank you brother-
Posted by Brad Duren on June 9, 2010
Kevin was not only a great musician, but also a loving, caring person. The times I saw SCB in the late 70s and early 80s, Kevin always went out of his way for others. RIP, my friend!
Posted by Mark Clason on June 9, 2010
As an SCB fan for their entire run (11 concerts in 11 years) I found Kevin to be the most humble. Maybe that's because he was also the most quiet, except on the bass! Praise on!
Posted by Peter Walters on June 8, 2010
"One of the first CCM Albums I ever bought was "Breakin The Ice". I am reading through the Book of John and everytime I open there I hear the song "Believe". Enjoy your reward."
Posted by john bullock on June 7, 2010
The joy you shared continues to echo through the earth. Betcha heaven's got a crazy kinda harp playin' goin' on now!
Posted by Douglas Miller on June 7, 2010
I have great memories of seeing Kevin and Sweet Comfort in Tulsa in the early 80s. I very much enjoyed meeting him after the show. All the best to his family. Thanks for the blessings.
Posted by Rick Broniste on June 6, 2010
Wonderful times getting to know you at Poiema Fellowship after, enjoying Sweet Comfort for many years. The blues projects with Fernando were cool,too. Thanks and in the Heavenlies flwshp everlasting.
Posted by Jerry Bryant on June 5, 2010
An incredible musician and caring man! You had all our respect and we appreciate the memories. While sorry for the struggle there is joy that it is over and Jesus carries you now above the pain!
Posted by jamie collins on June 4, 2010
Dearest Robin, I just heard about Kevin's passing. I'm so sorry. He was such a good man and you were such a good team. I'll keep you and the boys in my prayers. Much love to you, Jamie
Posted by Eddie Edmondson on June 3, 2010
Thanks for the music Kevin. You have touched so many of us with it and I will be eternally grateful for it. Thank you !!
Posted by Jon Robberson on June 3, 2010
The memories of the shows I promoted with Sweet C and Kevin are cherished. Kevin now gets to meet some Sweet C fans who are in heaven because of his passionate ministry at those concerts.
Posted by Linda Dewsnap on June 3, 2010
Dear Robin and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Kevin. He was so loved, and I will never forget the blessed times with Sweet Comfort. We will be praying for you all.
Love you,
Linda Dewsnap
Posted by Alan Callahan on June 3, 2010
I guess this means there cannot be a Sweet Comfort Reunion concert. That will be a request of mine when I get to heaven. Thanks for the memories, Kevin.
Posted by sean mcneill on June 3, 2010
Kevin, your ministry in SCB was one of the things that really locked it in for me. I am eternally thankful. May God comfort your loved ones as you enjoy the place He has prepared for you.
Posted by Ron Anderson on June 2, 2010
We had a white-knuckle ride hanging on to the Holy Spirit in the 70s. Kevin was a rock and a real encouragement to me many times. I'm not going to get all schmaltzy. It's just about midnight!
Posted by Maryellen Stipe on June 2, 2010
I will always remember Kevin for the strong witness for the Lord that he gave. He was not easily intimidated. He loved music, the LORD and the advancement of God's work. We will miss you Kevin!
Posted by David Jacquet on June 2, 2010
I am saddened by the loss to the earth, but will always think of how every time I saw Sweet Comfort perform, the quiet awesome bass player gave such a powerful witness. I will get to know him there.
Posted by Tim Sherwood on June 2, 2010
Helped lead me to Christ on Easter Sunday, 1978. Eternally grateful! He's now keepin' the end low in Heaven!
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Posted by Sam Scott on May 30, 2022
Miss you dear music buddy and friend. 10 years in Gods presence! See you soon! Sam
Posted by Chris Carr on May 30, 2021
Hard to believe it's been 11 years now since Kevin's passing. I was flying on that day with my family from Oklahoma to Russia to resume our cross-cultural service as missionaries. Upon our arrival, I read the news of Kevin's home-going. It was a huge blow, but it also caused me, even in the midst of jetlag, to recommit myself to the Lord's mission and double down for Jesus. Even as I type this, I'm listening to Sweet Comfort Band. Kevin's labor in the Lord continues to bear fruit for the kingdom of God.
Posted by Sam Scott on January 6, 2021
Miss you pal. Thinking of you enjoyed our tour dates together and time at church
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Shared by Rick Peron on July 29, 2011

I was the trumpet player who played with the SCB live horn section with Saul Miller & Dave Lebo (sp?) in 1979 - 1980.  One thing about Kevin was that he always went out of his way to make sure we (the horns) were well taken care of!  At the time, Saul & myself were in the U.S. Air Force Band stationed at March AFB, Riverside....... once we were playing in Sacramento  & needed to be back the next day for duty, yes the very next day! Kevin drove his car separate the band "motorhome"? if I remember correctly, just so that he could drive us back all night, straight through to make sure we made it in time! I knew he was so tired, but he never even gave a sigh! The only stop before dropping us off at our homes was at "Nogles" (sp?) to buy us breakfast burritos! Great times for me as a young christian, and what an experience to share the stage with all four of these wonderful musician & brothers! One thing I will always remember was after the concerts these guys were usually NOT signing autographs, but rather you would see them praying with the young people who came to see them play. Today I have hanging on the wall in my music room, a framed poster from the New Years Eve Concert at Swing Auditorium that reads - New Years Eve Concert featuring Sweet Comfort Band with special guest Daniel Amos and special message from Greg Lourie - Like Eteranl Life - It's Free!  I remember it was recorded via a mobile studio, maybe someone could track it down & release it as Sweet Comfort Live at Swing Auditorium. God Bless!

Rick Peron - Tucson, AZ

Shared by Alice Thomson on June 3, 2010

This picture was taken at Genki Sushi in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Shared by Alice Thomson on June 3, 2010

Kevin's favorite bass was his Alembic bass with the LED light fret markers.