Tom A. Faulk, and his wife Laura, were born and reared in Cleveland, Ohio. On Sunday, March 19, 1978 they attended a morning service at the Cleveland Baptist Church in Brooklyn, Ohio and under the preaching of Pastor Roy Thompson, they accepted Christ as their personal Saviour. The Lord worked quickly in their hearts and home and as a result, in October of 1978, Pastor Faulk surrendered to the call of God to serve in full-time ministry. To prepare for ministry he put his newly-purchased house up for sale, moved to Indiana, and enrolled in Bible College in the Fall of 1979 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in pastoral theology. Upon graduating from Hyles-Anderson Colege in 1984 Pastor Faulk went to Ohio to pastor his first church for seven years. He returned to his home church, Cleveland Baptist Church, to serve on staff from 1991-1997 after which he moved to New England and served on staff for 11 years at Victory Baptist Church in Londonderry, NH where he established and directed an evening Bible Institute. Being led of God to return to the pastoral ministry an exciting but challenging door opened in Massachusetts. In August of 2009 Pastor Faulk became the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Groton, MA. FBC was essentially a re-start however the Lord has graciously revived the work for which we rejoice. In April of 2015 Pastor Faulk became the Moderator of the New England Baptist Fellowship. The NEBF is a fellowship of independent Baptist pastors, evangelists, and ministry leaders primarily from the 6 New England states. The Northeast Church Planting Conference was born out of a burden to assist church planters including restarts in the Northeast. The two-fold objective is simple, Assisting Church Planters; Advancing the Gospel. The Conference is hosted annually by the First Baptist Church of Groton, MA. Pastor Faulk and his wife, Laura were married on June 21, 1974 and together they have faithfully served the Lord for nearly 40 years. He has been in New England since 1997. They have 4 married children and 11 grandchildren living in Tennessee and Massachusetts.