A Follow Up Update on Pastor Tom Ascol

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See the original prayer request for Pastor Tom Ascol here.

Over the past few hours, as his church, family, and other congregations have prayed, Pastor Tom Ascol has become much more coherent and responsive. While he has little mobility he is speaking clearly, smiling, and talking of the goodness of God. He could hear our singing, prayers and words throughout the day when unresponsive. As I held his hand and told him how much I loved him, I added with a smile, “Whenever you do die, I’m going to use it to publish the gospel of Jesus far and wide.” He smiled and whispered, “You better… tell them it’s all of grace.”

We hope to give further updates as available. Unspeakable glory and grace has rained down upon Tom, his dear wife Donna, his family, Grace Baptist Church and Founders Ministries this day. We have seen a man fighting the good fight. We have seen a man spending himself and being spent for the gospel. He has taught us what to do. And he has pointed us to Christ.

Please continue praying for Pastor Tom, his family, Grace Baptist Church, and Founders Ministries. We thank you.


In behalf of all of us here at Founders Ministries,

Pastor Jared Longshore

Jared served in pastoral ministry since 2007, he has earned MDiv and PhD degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. He and his wife Heather have seven children.
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