Church Leader’s Conference 2014

Theme: A Faithful Pastor, his mentality and self identity

The man who is called to shepherd the flock of God must learn to think about his life and responsibilities in light of the requirements and priorities for pastors that are revealed in Scripture. A pastor’s mindset about himself and his work as well as his self-identity in his work must be shaped by the Word of God in order for him to be productive and to persevere in his labors. This conference will explore these crucial issues in light of the challenges of pastoral ministry in the 21st century.

Pastors, preachers, seminarians as well as elders and deacons will benefit from considering this theme. It could also be helpful for anyone who wants to understand the challenges that pastors face in pastoral ministry.

Speaker: Dr Tom Ascol, Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida and Executive Director of Founders Ministries

Date: 29th – 30th Apr and 1st May

Shalom Church (Reformed Baptist)
8 New Industrial Road #03-01
Singapore 536200


Conference Audio

Session 1 – The Pastor’s Inner Life – His Reformational Mentality

Session 2 – The Pastor’s Inner Life – His Devotion

Session 3 – The Pastor’s Inner Life – His Emotions

Session 4 – The Pastor’s Inner Life – His Mindset

Session 5 – Christ Is Our Message

Session 6 – Christ Shapes Our Ministry

Session 7 – Christ Shapes Our Ministry

Session 8 – The Pastor As Defender Of  The Faith



About The Speaker


Tom has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida since 1986. He received his MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. His major field of study was Baptist Theology. He has been an adjunct professor for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in their SW Florida extension and has also taught systematic theology and pastoral theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and the Midwest Center for Theological Studies, respectively. He is also a Teaching Fellow at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.

Tom serves as the Executive Director of Founders Ministries, an organization committed to reformation and revival in local churches. He edits the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written numerous articles for journals and magazines. He is a regular contributor to TableTalk. He has also edited and contributed to several books. Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries in addition to authoring the Founders Blog and writing for He also blogs at

Tom enjoys riding motorcycles and, though he currently is “in between bikes,” lives with the hope that one day he will have his own Harley. He and Donna have eight children, including 2 sons-in-law. They also have one grandchild.