Austin Belote

Deacon / Children’s Ministry

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Austin Belote serves as the AWANA Director as well as a Children’s Ministry Overseer here at Reliance Church. He began serving the Lord after a radical transformation in his mid-twenties. Austin was born in San Diego, CA, but grew up in Los Angeles. In 2009, he and his family moved to Temecula and made Reliance their home church. Over the years he has served in the men’s, home groups and marriage ministries, however, his passion is to share the wisdom and love of Jesus with the next generation through Reliance Kids Ministry. You’ll see him on Sundays serving in the classrooms alongside his wife Debbie, and three children, Aiden, Zoey, and Julianne.

Additionally, you will find him serving as the AWANA Director on Wednesday nights, and on the leadership team for our annual Vacation Bible School (Reliance Kids Games) during the summer break. When you see him at church, be sure to say hi – Austin would love to meet you!

Get to know Austin!

What is your role at Reliance Church?
Children’s Ministry Overseer and AWANA Director

Describe your job in five words?
“They’ll never take…..our freedom!!!”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Baseball player and a vocalist. God took both of those gifts away for a greater purpose.

Coffee, Tea, or Soda?
Black bean water! …I’m THAT guy.

Go-to worship song?
Currently: “Lord, Don’t Forsake Me” – Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra

Who has had the most influence in your spiritual life?
My son, Aiden Belote, and Pastor Darius

Food you can’t live without?
Yes!!! (foodie)

Which Bible character would you most likely to be best friends with?
Ehud, a fellow left-hander… I just hope he never has a “secret message” for me.

Favorite Quote of all time?
“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” — Michael Scott

What is your hope for Reliance Church?
Ephesians 2:19-22 “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”