Kevin Benjamin Thomson
  • 57 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 6, 1953
  • Place of birth:
    Corona, California, United States
  • Date of passing: May 30, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Laguna, California, United States
Hard to believe it's been 7 years...

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 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rick Thomson on 30th May 2017

"Remembering you today Kevin."

This tribute was added by Rick Thomson on 6th January 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."

This tribute was added by Jon Robberson on 6th January 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!"

This tribute was added by Sam Scott on 6th January 2017

"Miss you bro ... you were a good friend and bandmate..... So glad I got to see you from time to time"

This tribute was added by Rick Thomson on 30th May 2013

"Remembering you on this day my brother."

This tribute was added by conrad syiem on 7th January 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."

This tribute was added by Sam Scott on 6th January 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."

This tribute was added by Eddie Prather on 6th January 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."

This tribute was added by Chris Carr on 6th January 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..."

This tribute was added by Chris Carr on 31st May 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"

This tribute was added by Jaymes Felix on 30th May 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."

This tribute was added by dana angle on 30th May 2011

"See you soon!"

This tribute was added by Dave Peterson on 30th May 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."

This tribute was added by Sam Scott on 30th May 2011

"Miss ya bro"

This tribute was added by Dan Robbins on 6th February 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."

This tribute was added by john bullock on 6th February 2011

"Was just enjoying your music.  Thanks again.  Look forward to praising Jesus with you at the Ultimate Worship Service : )"

This tribute was added by Chris Carr on 13th September 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."

This tribute was added by John Graubner on 21st June 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."

This tribute was added by Ken Redding on 16th June 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"

This tribute was added by Dan Knight on 15th June 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!"

This tribute was added by Dave Goodwyn on 14th June 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."

This tribute was added by stephen Giglio on 13th June 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


This tribute was added by Patrick Lavey on 13th June 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."

This tribute was added by Kim Thomson on 11th June 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."

This tribute was added by James Kirkpatrick on 11th June 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)."

This tribute was added by Mike Archambo on 10th June 2010

"Kevin, You always encouraged me. Thank you brother-"

This tribute was added by Brad Duren on 9th June 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!"

This tribute was added by Mark Clason on 9th June 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!"

This tribute was added by Peter Walters on 8th June 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.""

This tribute was added by john bullock on 7th June 2010

"The joy you shared continues to echo through the earth.  Betcha heaven's got a crazy kinda harp playin' goin' on now!"

This tribute was added by Douglas Miller on 7th June 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."

This tribute was added by Rick Broniste on 6th June 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."

This tribute was added by Jerry Bryant on 5th June 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!"

This tribute was added by jamie collins on 4th June 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"

This tribute was added by Eddie Edmondson on 3rd June 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 !!"

This tribute was added by Jon Robberson on 3rd June 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."

This tribute was added by Linda Dewsnap on 3rd June 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"

This tribute was added by Alan Callahan on 3rd June 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."

This tribute was added by sean mcneill on 3rd June 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."

This tribute was added by Randy Rannberg on 2nd June 2010

"Your patience with me in the early years taught me later on to be the same way with others. Your work done here on earth was with grace, respect and honor. Now is your time to be comforted. Thanks Kev"

This tribute was added by Jamie Reid on 2nd June 2010

"May God comfort Kevin's family, and SCB. Kevin reached so many people, and I am so grateful for the many opportunities that I was able to blessed by seeing the band."

This tribute was added by scott bruce on 2nd June 2010

"I see Kevin at the edge of the stage in the Swing Auditorium in the seventies, talking to the kids in my youth group... like a friend... after the music..."

This tribute was added by Sam Scott on 2nd June 2010

"Many memories with Kevin over the years starting around 74. Kevin, thanks for the hugs and smiles and words of encouragement. We'll all miss you."

This tribute was added by Bruce Panzo on 2nd June 2010

"I saw SCB play publicly together for the first time in a short acoustic set t CCRIVERSIDE in 1973. We so often say Rest In Peace; how glorious to know that Kevin truly is."

This tribute was added by gootch ibarra on 2nd June 2010

"Kevin was a friend and an extremely kind man. I spent a lot of time with his two sons Josh and Eli and got the privelege to know Kevin and Robin. I know he loved his boys he was their biggest fan."

This tribute was added by michele rannberg on 2nd June 2010

"my love and prayers go to robin and the boys and SCB. My memories of watching you guys together are great ones! God gave Kevin a gift and he is now rejoicing with Jesus!! Amen!"

This tribute was added by Dan Greer on 2nd June 2010

"I saw Sweet Comfort at Icthus and in Detroit in '83 and as a christian bassist I was so inspired by Kevin's performance and witness. Thanks Kevin"

This tribute was added by Tom Obbema on 2nd June 2010

"Thank you for your patience with me. I am glad you have a new heavenly body.  You were loved here on earth now go play Pac-man to your hearts delight.  Save a roll of quarters for me.  God Bless"

This tribute was added by Gail Cipiti on 2nd June 2010

"Thanking the Lord for how he used you in your ministry of music on this earth Kevin.  Looking forward to the day when we will all be worshipping at the feet of Jesus...Grace and Peace to your family."

This tribute was added by Craig Gephart on 2nd June 2010

"Though I didn't know Kevin personally, my life and ministry as a bass player was greatly impacted by him.  Kevin, you will be greatly missed but we'll see you again!  Play, Kevin, play!"

This tribute was added by Rich Davis on 2nd June 2010

"Kevin was such a blessing to so many.  Many souls were saved due to Kevin's presentation of the Gospel.  Until we join him, I will miss seeing him just bounce as he played!  Until then Kevin..."

This tribute was added by RICH FOUT on 2nd June 2010

"It has been 30 years since I met Kevin the first time, but we will share eternity together, kevin was a man who in his confudence brought joy and encouragement, see you soon my brother"

This tribute was added by mario locatelli on 2nd June 2010

"My condolences to you Rick and the rest of your family..I grew up on your guys music and you will forever be a part of my life that i can look back upon and be proud of who i was at the time.."

This tribute was added by Ron Anderson on 2nd June 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!"

This tribute was added by Tim Sherwood on 2nd June 2010

"Helped lead me to Christ on Easter Sunday, 1978. Eternally grateful!  He's now keepin' the end low in Heaven!

This tribute was added by David Jacquet on 2nd June 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."

This tribute was added by Maryellen Stipe on 2nd June 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!"

This tribute was added by David McLelland on 1st June 2010

"Thank You Kevin for the music. Thank you God for sending him. Thank you Rick for giving me he chance to say Thank You."

This tribute was added by Bryan Duncan on 1st June 2010

"Kev, No one stayed as focused on their faith as did you. what a triumpant statement your life has been my friend. and your example of courage in the face of hardship was astonishing. Pain is over!"

This tribute was added by greg preuss on 1st June 2010

"Kevin was a quick friend to all those he met along the way.  He was a great ambassador for our Lord Jesus and a great brother as well as a tremendous musical talent."

This tribute was added by Jeff Uhler on 1st June 2010

"It's most surreal. I remember meeting at AgapeFest in Greenville, IL a number of years ago. Blessings to his family. We all will miss him, but none as deeply as you."

This tribute was added by Michael Niedermayer on 1st June 2010

"You'll be missed so much, Kevin.  I was just one of hundreds watching you play at Calvary Chapel Riverside.  The first time I heard you guys play I wanted to hear you everyday."

This tribute was added by Dave Peterson on 1st June 2010

"Your music blessed my life Kevin.  Looking forward to seeing you in the presence of the Lord....and watching you create new music on the new Earth one day."

This tribute was added by Rick Schnebliin on 1st June 2010

"Things are winding down quickly here on earth, Kevin. No doubt I will see you again real soon. Give Jesus a hug for all of us.

“O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?”"

This tribute was added by Beverly Ouellette on 1st June 2010

"Kevin seem like a wonderful person who had a passion and love for the Lord. Wished I had known him. His heart and spirit will live on with the Sweet Comfort Band. God Bless.."

This tribute was added by Jon Freeburg on 1st June 2010

"I met Kevin in 1977 in San Jose. Ran into him many times over the years and will always remember him driving that equipment truck. Will miss you Kevin. Bass work on Breaking the Ice is the BEST."

This tribute was added by Tara Whelan on 1st June 2010

"I'm thankful for Kevin's life .. And though I'm sad for those who will miss him tremendously, I'm happy to know he has been promoted to Glory and is waiting for the rest of us to join him someday!"

This tribute was added by Eddie Prather on 1st June 2010

"to Rick and also Randy and Bryan, Sweet Comfort is an apt wording for the graduation of our brother."

This tribute was added by Randy Thomas on 1st June 2010

"Kevin's faith was strong and sincere. More importantly- it was well-placed; in the Shepherd of Souls. Losing Kevin to heaven is a bitter-sweet thing."

This tribute was added by Lin McDowell on 1st June 2010

"Another "Jesus Musician" has gone home to be with his Lord. My prayers to Kevin's family and his brother Rick...Kevin didn't pass away, the Lord just promoted him. See you in the kingdom, brother."

This tribute was added by dana angle on 1st June 2010

"We'll all see you soon Kev. Keep your fingers warmed up for that great jam!"

This tribute was added by Donovan Stark on 1st June 2010

"It was my honor and privilege to know Kevin for a short time. He will always live on in our hearts and minds. My deepest condolences go out to his family of brothers and sisters in Christ."

This tribute was added by Jaymes Felix on 1st June 2010

""Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him" 1Cor 2:9 Lord,continue your care over his family till they meet again"

This tribute was added by Rick Thomson on 1st June 2010

"Thank you Lord for my brother, Kevin, that his suffering is over and he is now resting peacefully in your arms Lord God."

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