Thomas Bartel came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in 1991 at College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego, California. Tom is a 2005 graduate of the Masters in Theology, Biblical Studies program at Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, California. From 1994 to 1997, he served as an elder at Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
He has been involved in divorce recovery, divorce prevention, remarriage preparation, conflict resolution, and personal enrichment ministries at Scottsdale Bible Church, Highlands Community Church, and Christ’s Church of the Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Since 1999, he has taken part on numerous evangelical church planting missions trips to Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, with e3 Partners of Dallas, Texas, to spread the gospel message and plant new evangelical churches in those countries.