About Founders

Founders Ministries is committed to encouraging the recovery of the gospel and the biblical reformation of local churches.

We believe that the biblical faith is inherently doctrinal, and we are therefore confessional in our convictions. We recognize the time-tested Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) as a faithful summary of important biblical teachings and the abstract of that confession known as the Abstract of Principles.

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The work of Founders Ministries goes on due to the faithful men and women who commit to serving with us as Ministry Partners. When you become a Founders Alliance Member, you invest in the ministry of Founders. We are then strengthened to pursue the work of upholding the gospel and renewing local churches. Through your sacrificial gifts, you provide believers with biblically grounded teaching focused on the glory of our sovereign God in the salvation of sinners through his Son Jesus Christ.

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Become a Founders Alliance Member and partner with us monthly or annually to provide dependable, continued support to expand our ministry work. For only $10 or more each month, you will receive a number of resources and exclusive ministry content and updates to keep you informed.

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Founders Ministries is funded by the gifts of churches and individuals who share our burden for reformation. Your gift will help us produce and distribute materials that are rooted in the historic Christian and Baptist faith. 

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By contributing to the work of Founders you are partnering with us to encourage the ongoing work of biblical reformation here and around the world as we continue to supply books and other teaching materials that focus on the grace of God in the gospel and biblical church life.

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Thank you for your interest in requesting Dr. Tom Ascol to speak at your event! This request will be reviewed by a team of advisors who help set Tom’s schedule. We will respond to you generally within a couple weeks from the time the request is received. If you have any questions please email our team at officeadmin@founders.org.

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About Tom Ascol

Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology for various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary, the Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, African Christian University, Copperbelt Ministerial College, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.

Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries and The Institute of Public Theology. He has edited the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written hundreds of articles for various journals and magazines. He has been a regular contributor to TableTalk, the monthly magazine of Ligonier Ministries. He has also edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, The Truth and Grace Memory Books for children and  Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist ConventionTraditional Theology and the SBC and Strong and Courageous.

Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries. In addition he regularly contributes articles to the Founders website and hosts a weekly podcast called The Sword & The Trowel. He and his wife Donna have six children along with four sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have sixteen grandchildren. 


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