Testimonials

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  • Anglican Church
  • Apostolic Churches Australia 
  • Australian Christian Churches (ACC)
  • Baptist Church
  • Bethesda Ministries International (BMi)
  • Churches of Christ
  • Full Gospel Churches of Australia
  • Independent Churches
  • International Network of Churches (INC)
  • Lutheran Church
  • Uniting Church
  • Other inc Artists & Evangelists

Anglican Church

"My wife and I were recently the guest speakers at Capernwray Summer Refresh Conference. Bel Thomson was the Worship Leader. You will be blessed as we were if you were to invite her to your church/organization." Rev. Baden Wynn, Bowral, NSW.

"Thankyou for a fantastic evening with a message that spoke to the hearts of young and old alike. You have a real heart to see peoples lives changed and transformed and it comes through in the words of your songs. We, at St Bart's still talk about the impact the evening had months later." - Rev Richard Harris, Rector, St Bart's Anglican Church.

"We weren't sure what Phil and Bel would speak into our lives but we knew it was going to be good and we weren't disappointed. The passion, enthusiasm and genuine love for Jesus and to see people connect with God in a deeper way was obvious from the moment they stepped into our church. If you have no other event other than to have them come and minister then you will have made a wise spiritual investment into the lives of God's people in your church!" - Rev Dan Berris, The Lakes Anglican Church.
 


Apostolic Churches Australia

"Phil and Bel were a great blessing to Eternity Church Morwell. Bel's musical ministry was exceptional and was great to be a part of. Hearing her heart for God coming through her music was inspiring. Phil's message was professional and a great teaching for our people. Loved it! We loved their passion to connect with the church in both a formal and informal way. We look forward to having them again in the future." - Ps Andrew Newman, Senior Pastor: Eternity Church Morwell.
 


Australian Christian Churches (ACC)

“Bel Thomson’s ministry in song, worship and life relevant stories was a huge breath of fresh air for our congregation. I highly recommend Bel to any pastor  if you are looking for someone who is passionate about her faith in Christ, and who has a gift in helping others discover faith in their lives too.” - Ps Peter Ainsworth, Senior Pastor: All Nations Church. 

“Bel Thomson is an artist of tremendous ability and credibility. A genuine worshipper with a testimony of faith and purity that everyone young and old will be encouraged by. I cannot more highly recommend this young lady.” - Ps Gary Blackford, Senior Pastor: Blue Cross Church.

"What a great start to our year as we invited Phil and Bel Thomson to minister to our leadership and volunteers. Phil connected straight away with our team through his involving them in a practical way. Also I loved the way Bel complimented Phil's teaching through song to keep the group focused on Christ enabling." - Ps Derek Bodycote, Senior Pastor: Harvest Church Horsham.


“Recently we had the privilege of hosting a Bel Thomson concert and ministry night with Phil & Bel. They were like a breath of fresh air! Very gracious, easy to work with and brought a simple message of hope with her songs and the words they shared. We are happy to recommend them to other churches for a great night of outreach and encouragement.” - Ps Ron Anning, Senior Pastor: Harvest Life Christian Church. 

"Watch this space...Bel Thomson was outstanding and loved by many across all generations! - Thank you to Bel & Phil Thomson for such an inspirational and impacting time of celebration with Lifestyle Church. Bel's words and songs touched people's hearts in a powerful way.  Bel is definitely a gifted songwriter and the entire presentation was done with such excellence and creativity. We would highly recommend this couple and their ministry. Lifestyle Church would welcome them back in a heartbeat!" Lead Pastors - Ps Aaron and Tizena Bachmann, Senior Pastors: Lifestyle Church.

“Bel Thomson is a very talented singer songwriter & fantastic communicator of the Gospel. Our people were particularly captivated & moved by the songs that Bel sang & the stories that she told. We were extremely happy with Bel’s presentation & style, & would gladly have her back another time.” - Ps Peter & Barbara Lott, Senior Pastors: Nambucca Christian Life Centre.

"Recently we had the great privilege of having Phil and Bel Thomson ministering with us at Riverside Church in a morning and evening service. The music ministry of Bel and Phil’s ministry of the word was very empowering and left many with a sense of God’s presence in their lives. I will be inviting them back again, as they have servant hearts and desire to bless the body of Christ and also to the unchurched." - Ps. Greg Holder, Senior Pastor: Riverside Church.

"We had the privilege of having Bel and Phil Thomson with us for our Mother’s Day Service.  Bel revealed her heart through songs and shared openly and honestly about her journey into parenthood.  Phil inspired our church with a message on acknowledging and embracing the seasons of life…. Both Bel & Phil were outstanding and engaged across all the generations of our church.  I happily recommend them to you." - Ps. Rob & Melinda Henry, Senior Pastors: Transformation Centre.


Baptist Church

"Bel Thomson’s music and speaking style is both approachable and inspiring. Her beautiful nature made working alongside her so easy and enjoyable and we were so touched by her graciousness. Thanks Bel for adding your God-given gifts to our conference." - Sue Peters, National Director: Australian Baptist Women.

“Phil and Bel Thomson are a united couple both in real life and ministry.  We have had them minister at Caboolture Baptist (Qld) on a couple of occasions and their commitment to the opportunity has been nothing short of dedicated and appropriate.  They come with a genuine heart to serve and to meet you at your current situation.  They do not apply pre-conceived ideas but seek to understand the needs and desires of the local Church and under God’s guidance they minister into that set of circumstances.  Their ministry is sensitive, inspiring and very encouraging, presented from genuine hearts of love and empathy.” Alan Grieve, Senior Pastor: Caboolture Baptist Church.

"Thanks so much for coming to our Church and sharing in song, testimony and God’s Word. We love that you are humble in your approach and yet so professional in your presentation. We had a lot of good feedback from our congregation. It was great that Phil was able to bring the message which we appreciated and certainly complemented your music. May you continue to bring glory to God in your ministry and we look forward to having you back sometime in the future." Gary Mcginty, Senior Pastor: Cairns Baptist Church. 


“It was a tremendous blessing to have Bel minister to us. Bel has an anointed gift of drawing hearts towards Jesus through music in song and by speaking about her life and faith journey. Both Bel and Phil “leak” Jesus and there humility and integrity were clearly evident. It was a life-giving time together. Praise God” - Gordon Busse, Senior Pastor: Caloundra Baptist Church

"We were so blessed as a church family to have Bel & Phil Thomson come and share at our Church. Bel ministered in worship and preached words of life. Her Gift is one that not only opens hearts but allows God's Spirit to move and bring release. I would not hesitate to recommend her ministry to anyone, She is a blessing to the body of Christ." - Rev. Chris Robson, Senior Minister Coffs Harbour Baptist Church

"Our church was richly blessed by the ministry of Bel Thomson. Bel’s songs were moving, compelling and inspiring. She was great at engaging the kids and adults alike. Bel is a clear, competent and confident communicator who speaks eloquently of God’s goodness and grace. Bel’s ministry will be an infusion of energy and joy to any context she takes part in.’" - Joel Small, Senior Pastor: Erina Baptist Church.

"I warmly commend Phil and Bel Thomson to you for their heart to serve local churches through their music and teaching. They are a huge encouragement and inspiration! Phil and Bel blessed our congregations and really sought to connect with the unique culture of our church community. Thanks so much!" - Ryan Day, Worship Coordinator: Gymea Baptist Church.

"We were blessed to have Bel Thomson as our guest at a recent ladies breakfast we held at Kenmore Baptist Church.  I chose Bel as I thought it would be really interesting to have someone that shared their journey with God through singing & speaking and I also wanted someone that could relate well to non Christians. The ladies loved Bel; she is relevant, fun & authentic. Bel can relate to ladies of all ages & circumstances of life. She communicates the message of hope & purpose found in Jesus in a very powerful, yet non threatening way. Bel has a beautiful voice & the fact that she has written her own songs makes her message even more personal. I would thoroughly recommend having Bel as a guest at any ladies event." - Glenda Condon, Community Development Assistant: Kenmore Baptist Church.

"It was an absolute joy to have Bel and Phil minister with us recently. it was not just about the music. Their passion for God, their love for His people and His purpose was powerful. They worked together seamlessly and were very well received by our community. I highly commend them to you." -
John Crawford, Lead Pastor: Thrive Church.

"I cannot speak highly enough of the sheer God given talent that Bel displays within her musical ability and performance. She is without doubt a highly gifted worship leader, singer and musician. Our church was both deeply inspired and greatly blessed by her and her bands performance during one of our morning services. Take my advice and book this group of talented musicians while you still can!" - Mark S. Harvey, Pastor: Wynnum Baptist Church.

"Bel has a genuine musical gift from God that is infectious, enthusiastic and joyful. In allowing Bel to minister to your church you will be blessed by her spontaneity as she reaches the soul of your people." - Rev Dr John Crosby.
 


Bethesda Ministries International (BMi)

“Bel and Phil Thomson provided a breath of God’s fresh air. It’s so rare to find a raw testimony of God’s grace combined with genuine God-given talent in musical ministry. Bel’s creative ‘word-smithery’ combine with striking melodies to carry God’s grace where it belongs – in the hearts of the hearers.” - Phil Oster, Pastor: Ginninderra Christian Church.
 


Churches of Christ

"It is a real honour to have Bel as part of our church in Coffs Harbour. She has been a huge blessing to us all, whether it is by leading worship, delivering training or just being part of the family. She has been truly gifted by God - the quality and spirit of her music is obvious. Bel has a heart to serve the wider Body of Christ, and it is exciting to see more and more opportunities opening up across Australia." - Andrew Margetson, Senior Minister: Your Church - Coffs Harbour Church of Christ.

"Bel has a heart for ministry - in small or larger churches, country included. We loved having her at Gatton, her contribution was much appreciated by our older and younger folk alike. She is a vital and dedicated Christian with a beautiful ministry." - Barry & Elke Benz, Senior Pastors: Gatton Church of Christ.

"We were blessed greatly by your ministry...we would love to have you back." - Phil and Naomi Cooper, Worship Directors: Hobart City Church of Christ.


"God has entrusted to Bel a beautiful voice and creative spirit. Her stirring music and deep ministry are rare and fragrant." - Geoff Charles, Senior Pastor: Springwood Church of Christ.

"Bel tells stories about God's nature through songs. She shares from her heart, which is one after God's own. She encouraged us to believe in a God who can do anything." - Gareth Williams, Pastor: Wynnum Church of Christ.

"This is now the second time we’ve had Bel come back and minister at our women’s event, which says a lot!  The ladies agreed, Bel has grown to be an outstanding performer, who has a unique way of creating a great atmosphere both for Christians and non-Christians.  She has fine-tuned the art of communicating the Gospel by taking you on a journey through her personal stories and songs, that make you laugh and cry and be greatly inspired to draw closer to a loving God.  We loved having Bel, and look forward to her returning a third time!" - Joanna Shaw, Senior Pastor: Wyoming Church of Christ.

 


Full Gospel Churches of Australia

"Bel Thomson visited our Sunday Night service in February 2015 and was an absolute delight to work with. In particular, I was impressed by Bel's sensitivity to the Spirit of God through the presentation. Following an altar call at the end of the service, we had the opportunity to pray with a number of women whose lives were significantly affected through Bel’s song and testimony. I highly recommend Bel Thomson’s ministry to any church looking for a godly woman with a passion to share her faith in Jesus Christ." - Brad Paine, Executive Pastor: Dunamis Christian Centre.
 


Independent Churches

"Bel’s Ministry from the start to the end was fantastic, what an inspiration as she ministered her own written songs, mixed with testimonies and the delivery of God’s word with a fresh anointing. We loved it, it was real, powerful, and full of passion." - David G Holt, Senior Pastor: One Life Community Church.

 


International Network of Churches (INC)

"We had the pleasure of hosting Bel Thomson recently at our Lakeside Church. This amazing singer, song writer, communicator really touched those present, including unchurched friends. Bel's husband, Phil, complimented the evening with extensive I.T. resources and big screen presentation. If you are seeking a young couple that are passionate about inspiring others in their faith and walk, we recommend them highly." - Daryll Moran, Senior Pastor: Lakeside INC.
 


Lutheran Church

"It was a great night - God spoke powerfully through Bel's music and testimony. Her moving vocals are clear and the message in her music is very grace-based. I have no hesitation in recommending her and her music." - Rev Frank Rasenberger: Crow's Nest Lutheran Parish.

"Bel Thomson masterfully combines story, song and Gods Word together in a fusion that takes her ministry way beyond being just another Christian singer songwriter. Bel speaks as much as she sings in a live performance, and she is brilliant at both. Her singing, songwriting, production values and live performance will stand up on any secular stage which means you can confidently book her for your next outreach event. Alternatively it is safe to give her the whole service on a Sunday or a whole session at a Conference as Bel provides a feast for the imagination, heart and spirit with a quality of ministry that is outstanding. Bels ministry at our State Ministers Conference pleased everyone and those of us who worked closely with her found her to be flexible, mature and able to easily contextualise her ministry into different settings. A great artist not to be missed." - Dean Eaton, Church Planting Mentor: Lutheran Church of Australia. 


"The message was personal and relevant. We would love to have you back again!" - Kirsty Humphrey, Worship Director: Living Grace Community Lutheran Church.

“Bel sings with a smile in her voice.  The stories behind her songs reminds us that God is always watching over us and wanting to do us good. The message Phil shared on Sunday reminded us not to get ahead of ourselves, but to walk in the light God provides for our next steps.” - Rolly Stahl, Associate Pastor: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Para Vista.

 


Uniting Church

"It was really, really good to have you join us for worship and inspire us to appreciate God all the more. You have an obvious musical ability that coupled with your passion for Jesus will result in much “resurrection” in many people. As well as your song writing talent and singing voice, I personally appreciate your willingness to work with me in leading the congregation in worship. Thanks for the way you discussed and negotiated things during the planning. Thanks for sticking to the goal on the day." - Rev Rob Callow, Senior Pastor - Middle Ridge Uniting Church.
 


Other inc Artists & Evangelists

"For 14 years I've watched Bel flourish in spiritual gifts and a love for Jesus. She is a delight to watch and listen to, with a smile and heart that lights up the room. It all comes from Christ overflowing in her." - Aliki, Conference Speaker/Performer.

"Bel Thomson is a great Aussie artist, and it's a tremendous privilege to sing on one of her songs." - Paul Colman, Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter.


“It was William Booth who said, "Why should the devil have all the good music". Well now, thanks to Bel Thomson we now have great music. I highly commend her for you use. Her music and testimony gifts are exceptional.” Bill Newman, Evangelist.

"Bel Thomson has a vital ministry sharing her original songs, clearly delivered with her strong faith shining through" - Keith Farmer, Mentoring Network, Former Principal Australian College of Ministries.

"It is encouraging to see Bel using her gifts from the Lord so joyfully in service for Him. She is a skilled musician in the areas of vocals, piano and song writing, and has performed some very meaningful songs for us which are a testimony to her relationship with the Lord." - Liz Luva, Chairman Ministry Committee: Mt Tamborine Convention, QLD.

"We were privileged to have Bel & Phil come to ‘Ignite 2012’, our major farm event of the year, and the following morning to our Sunday service at the Wagga Wagga Baptist Church. Bel has a beautiful singing voice, and her songs and stories are inspiring and real and she uses them to glorify the Lord. Bel sings her songs with passion and perfection and the stories surrounding the songs are captivating to the listeners and it is evident that the Holy Spirit is present and working through Bel to transform hearts and lives for the Lord. We also received several comments from people on the fringe and outside the church who were really engaged by Bel as she wove together her stories and songs.Phil & Bel are a really great couple to work with and I would highly recommend them to any church or organisation." - Linda Metcalf, ‘Coolbaroo’ Farm Events Coordinator, Wagga Wagga, NSW.


"My name is Sophie and I am 8 years old, I first fell in love with Bel and her music early this year in 2012. I love Bel's music because she loves the Lord and loves to sing about him. I listen to her every day!I love to hear Bel's stories, my favourite one is Andy's story and his song. It helps lots of people to believe in the Lord and his miracles that he does for us. Just recently we had Bel come to our church to play Bel was awesome!!!! People are still telling me how much they loved her. I cannot wait to see her again, thank you for your music Bel and your stories. Love your friend Sophie :) " - Sophie Rogers, Belmont Lake Macquarie NSW.

"Bel is both very creative in writing Christian music and also very good at bringing a sound Christian message in her presentation. Bel's music has always been very well received by those attending the conferences. When she leads the sessions, Bel has a natural, genuine enthusiastic manner." - Rev R. Haldane Rowan, National Director: Capernwray Torchbearers Australia.


"Bel Thomson is an outstanding performer with an amazing voice and thought-provoking, uplifting original songs. Bel is also an engaging live artist who takes her audience on a journey, making each person feel like she is singing and speaking just for them. I've enjoyed sharing the stage with Bel and seeing people moved by her talent and her encouraging story. A very gifted singer indeed." David Willersdorf, Singer/Songwriter.