Brent A. Belford, D.Min., Ph.D.
Faculty Associate, Pastoral Studies
Dr. Belford started teaching at VBTS shortly after moving to Virginia Beach in 2016 to serve as the Senior Pastor of Colonial Baptist Church. As a former seminary professor and administrator, Dr. Belford brings together the classroom and the church in the Pastoral Ministry courses he teaches at VBTS. His area of specialization is in the use of Scriptural citations in Pauline literature.
Before coming to Virginia Beach in 2016, Dr. Belford served as the Vice President of Administration and Provost at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis. He also spent many years at Northland International University (Dunbar, WI) as a New Testament professor and the Director of the Graduate School. His church ministry experience includes his roles in pastoral ministry at Cross Lanes Bible Church in Cross Lanes, WV and Norway Baptist Church in Norway, MI.
Dr. Belford enjoys preaching and teaching God's Word, spending time with his wife Carissa and five children, playing golf, and cheering for sports teams from Pittsburgh, PA.
PhD diss., Ridley College.
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