Tom Nettles on the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention

Tom Nettles is one of the foremost Baptist historians in the world. His published work has helped shape Southern Baptists for more than three decades in the areas of biblical authority, Baptist identity, gospel recovery and church health and polity. There is no one that I would rather hear talk about the SBC’s prospects than Dr. Nettles.

At the upcoming Founders Breakfast in New Orleans, Louisiana, we will have an opportunity listen as he does just that. Once again this year the breakfast will be held just prior to the opening session of the convention’s annual meeting. The theme for his talk is

Retrospect and Prospect: A Historian’s Perspective on the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention


Cost for the breakfast is $25.00. Register before May 30 and get a 20% discount. For more information and to register online click here.

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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