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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Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church 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. 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 and Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist Convention, Traditional 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. He and Donna have six children along with three sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have fourteen grandchildren.
Jared Longshore was born in Central Florida and grew up in a Christian home and church. He received the blessing of hearing the gospel of Jesus many times, trusting Christ at a young age. In college, the Lord worked in him a desire to preach and shepherd God’s people. Dr. Longshore is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University (BA) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv and PhD).
Dr. Longshore has served multiple churches in Florida and is currently serving as the Associate Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Fla. In addition to his pastoral role, Dr. Longshore has spoken at multiple conferences across the country on the topic of Manhood and Womanhood. He has taught multiple courses through the Founder’s Study Center on a variety of topics, including his current courses on Christian Maturity and Christian Leadership.
Along with many online articles, Dr. Longshore has authored, edited, and contributed to multiple books, including By What Standard?, Wisdom for Kings and Queens, and Strong and Courageous. He serves as a board member and Vice President of Founders Ministries.
Dr. Longshore and his wife, Heather, have seven children.