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Tom and Sandy Basile


Tom and Sandy were married in June of 1985. Tom graduated from Florida Bible College, and shortly after that, they moved to Downingtown, where Tom served as a pastoral intern for two years at Christ First Church.

Then Tom pursued further training. He graduated from Western Seminary with an M.Div in Missiology and a Th.M. in Systematic Theology. 

After a year of learning Spanish in Costa Rica, they moved to Puebla, Mexico, where Tom taught at Puebla Bible Seminary for ten years, started El Camino Bible Church, served as Circuit Director, and served on the Seminary’s board. El Camino went on to give birth to 13 daughter churches. He also served as the National Director for Living Waters for three years.

In December 2010, Tom finished his doctorate from Phoenix Seminary in Business As Mission (BAM). Tom and Sandy now serve with New Church Initiatives. They have been serving in Puebla for 31 years.  

Tom and Sandy have four boys (Matthew, Caleb, Stephen, and Zachary), two daughters-in-law, and 5 grandchildren.

Emerald Coast Seminary

We want to help build Emerald Coast Seminary. 

  • ECS will be a branch of Puebla Bible Seminary

  • ECS is committed to training indigenous pastors.

  • These pastors will plant churches among the unreached people of mountainous central Mexico.

  • Our goal is to raise $325,000.

  • Tom Basile will be the director of ECS.

  • The main seminary building will be around 7000 sq ft.

  • The students will be drawn from the Mexican state of Veracruz.

  • The students will be trained for 1–2 years in the Bible, theology, discipleship, and church planting.

  • Teachers will come from Puebla Bible Seminary.

  • The students will also be taught trades and given opportunities to generate income while they are taking classes. 

The Vision for Emerald Coast Seminary

3D Visualization of Emerald Coast Seminary (all phases)

Gallary of exterior of Emerald Coast Seminary (all phases)

The mountain area we want to help reach and the coast where ECS will be located

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