Family and Youth Conference

Family Life in the Household of God is the theme of an upcoming conference hosted by Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral August 1-4. We would be glad to welcome any of our friends in the area or who are able to make their way down to Cape Coral to join us for what promises to be a wonderful time together.

Special guests Voddie Baucham and Steve and Vicki Cook will be leading us during the conference. Voddie is one of the leading spokesmen in our day for recovering the biblical priorities of family life. His most recent book, Family Driven Faith, is a very clear call to return to these priorities. I expect that his teaching on this theme during the conference will be spiritual dynamite.

Steve and Vicki are two outstanding musicians who have written and composed songs that are being used in Bible believing churches around the world. Two of the best-known are “Before the Throne of God Above” and “I will glory in My Redeemer,” both of which we use and love at Grace. For more information, read the announcement at the GBC website.

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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