Pastor Walter R. Belton

Pastor Walter R. Belton
In 1968, the body of Christ received a special gift from God. The late Willie and Martha Lee Belton gave birth to their eleventh child, Rev. Walter R. Belton. A native of Ridgeway, South Carolina, were he received his education through the Public School System. Rev. Belton is married to the former Sharon Elaine Lewis. They are the proud parents of four wonderful children, Daphne Qualls, Moesha Belton, Antronethia Belton, and his son, Josiah Belton. They have also served as foster parents for the last eight years and now have a three-year-old foster son named Jadyn Jackson.

Rev. Belton continued his education in 1986 at the Professional Training Institute where he received certification in Data Entry/Word Processing. He also attended Midlands Technical College in 1993 receiving certification in Building Services. In 2009, he received a certificate of Pastoral Studies from ITC of Atlanta, Georgia and then in 2012 Rev. Belton received a Bachelor's Degree in Theology from the North Carolina College of Theology. He is presently pursing a Masters of Biblical Studies.

In October of 1993, Rev Belton gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 1999, he received his calling to preach. On June 24, 2001, Rev Belton preached his Initial Sermon and received his license to preach the Gospel at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina. There he served as the Youth Minister for three years until his calling to pastor a local church.

He now serves as the Senior Pastor of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Church has experienced a major growth in the eight years that he has served as the Senior Pastor. Under the leadership of Rev. Belton, many new ministries have birthed. He is the executive producer of the church's weekly television broadcast, "The Word of Change" which is viewed by over 40,000 each week.

Rev. Belton believes that being the pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church is his assignment and he seeks to make her all that God intended the Church to be. Yet in his spare time, he serves as PTO president at Cleveland Elementary School, serves on the School Improvement Advisory Board, Habitat for Humanity Board, and the Executive Board of the Spartanburg County Baptist Association.

Rev. Belton feels blessed and thankful for his many accomplishments. However, his greatest accomplishment is being a husband and a father.