The Pastor of Colonial Baptist Church serving the Norwich, CT area

Pastor Tom Balzamo was born and raised 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. Pastor Balzamo is also one of the hosts of the Reason Together Podcast, and operates and writes at

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 its Author.

"Shallow, emotion-driven exhibitions in pulpits have caused preaching to lose its credibility with many people. It has also created an epidemic of false Christians and Biblically ignorant and immature church members. The way to undo that is for true Christians to help each other be Biblically intelligent in an understandable way. We should stop seeing preaching as sanctified entertainment and instead see it as learning. The unsaved world is not fooled by shallow, “churchy” exhibitions, concerts, giveaways, and all the shameful gimmicks used to get people in the doors. They respond more sincerely to that which is authentic, honest, balanced, and refreshingly Biblical." - Pastor Balzamo

Aside from his ministry duties, Pastor Balzamo enjoys family time, woodworking and metalworking in his workshop, pistol training, and training in mixed martial arts.