The Reverend Doctor Victor J. Belton was born in Washington, DC. He attended public schools in Washington, DC and graduated from Spingarn High School. After spending some time as a brick masons laborer he attained a certificate in data processing and spent a number of years as a computer operator. He attended Concordia College in Bronxville, NY and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Pastor Belton currently serves as pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Decatur, Georgia where he will served for over 20 years. He also serves the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod on their national Board of Directors. Pastor Belton has spoken nationally in a variety of venues and has helped to begin a ministry in Sudan Africa along with Sudanese Evangelist Vicar Bafel Paul Deng.
Pastor Belton is grateful to God for Wenona, his lovely wife for over 30 years. He is also grateful for his relationship with Michael who lived with them through his formative years and is now residing in St. Louis. We have a relatively new addition to our family, ChiChi, the fiesty Chihuahua.
Pastor Belton serves in a variety of capacities in the community. He serves as the convener of the DeKalb Consortium of Churches and is the chairman of Partners in Action for Healthy Living. He is the chairman of the DeKalb County Community and Human Development Citizens Review Board.
Pastor Belton has a passion for seeing young people come to Christ and is an active mentor for a number of young people in our community and beyond. He is a certified coach through the Center for United States Missions and works with other pastors to plan and implement prayer initiatives for the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
He was encouraged by a number of people to find a way to make his Sunday and occasional sermons available to them and thus the website, www.pastorbelton.com, found expression.