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Tom Belew

Small Groups & Childhood Specialist

Tom Belew is small groups & childhood specialist with the California Southern Baptist Convention Healthy Church Group. He is responsible for assisting churches with training, consulting, coaching and resources for Sunday school, small groups and childhood ministry. He is a certified church consultant and coach.

Tom's ministries include Vacation Bible School, Children's Bible Drill and childhood ministry safety and security. Working with LifeWay Christian Resources, Tom provides training and support for Sunday school and small group resources.

He is actively involved in consulting churches, and coordinates the Elevate Summit, Elevate Clusters and Elevate Assessments in two associations.

He has served the Convention since 1995. He is married and has a daughter.

Ministry Specialties

  • Preschool Ministry
  • Childhood Safety and Security
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Children's Bible Drill
  • Consulting
  • Coaching

Previous Experience

  • Minister of Education and Administration, Bethel Baptist Church, Escondido
  • Minister of Education and Administration, First Southern Baptist Church, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Minister of Education and Administration, Trinity Baptist Church, Globe, AZ
  • Evangelism and Outreach, Mission Blvd. Baptist Church, Hayward
  • Ministries Coordinator, Dolores Street Baptist Church, San Francisco
  • Director of Operation Share, Central Association of Southern Baptists, Phoenix


  • Master of Divinity – Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Master of Religious Education – Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Religion and Behavioral Sciences – Grand Canyon College
  • Associate of Arts – Glendale Community College
  • Associate of Arts in Electronic Technology – Muscle Shoals Technical School

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.