Pastor Tom grew up in northern California in a home where his parents were involved in full-time ministry, first in the pastorate, and then as a mission director. Tom trusted Christ as Savior at a very young age. He met his wife Pam while they were both students at Appalachian Bible College in Bradley, West Virginia. They were married after graduation and spent a year on the staff of the college before joining Biblical Ministries Worldwide, an independent faith mission board. Tom spent nine years serving as missionary pastor of Maili Bible Church in Waianae, Hawaii. After the church became independent, they worked with the home office of the mission for six years. Tom and Pam have been serving at Valley Bible Church since 1993, and they love both their church family and Cedar City.
The Jeffcotts have five grown children. They consider their seventeen grandkids (and counting) to be a special blessing from the Lord. All their kids are actively serving the Lord in Utah and Virginia.
Pastor Tom’s passion is to preach the Word of God, making its message clear for everyone from the oldest grandparent to the youngest child. He also has a heart for people and understands the importance of applying biblical truth to everyday life situations, knowing that “All Scripture is inspired by God, and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)