The Pastor of Colonial Baptist Church in Norwich, CT

Pastor Tom Balzamo was born and brought up in New Jersey. He studied Diagnostic Imaging at Porter Memorial School of Radiology in Valparaiso, Indiana, and has worked in MRI, CT, and X-Ray departments in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. 

Pastor Balzamo received his ministry education at First Baptist Church of Wayland, MO under the leadership of Pastor Dan Deatrick and Pastor Daniel Fox. 

One thing that Pastor Balzamo is intent upon is that his preaching leave the listener with a better understanding of the Biblical text (and thereby it's Author) by the time he is finished preaching.

"The only way to help undo the damage done by shallow, emotion-driven exhibitions in pulpits is to encourage disciples to be Biblically intelligent and to teach accordingly. We should stop seeing preaching as sanctified entertainment and instead see it as learning. That seems the only way for a Christian to learn to truly walk with the Lord by knowing Him better, and to not walk by his own whims and feelings. The unsaved world is not fooled by shallow exhibitions, so being Biblically intelligent is the first line of defense against false professions and helps promote balanced, Biblical evangelism and discipleship."  - Pastor Balzamo

Aside from his ministry duties, Pastor Balzamo enjoys family time, woodworking and metalworking in his workshop, target shooting, regular training in mixed martial arts, and even does some graphic design work for churches when he can.