Tom A. Faulk was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. On Sunday, March 19, 1978 pastor and his wife Laura attended a morning service at the Cleveland Baptist Church in Brooklyn, Ohio and under the preaching of the founding pastor, Dr. Roy Thompson, they accepted Christ as their personal Savior. The Lord worked quickly in pastors heart. In October of the same year, Pastor Faulk surrendered to the call of God to preach the Gospel. To prepare for ministry he put his newly-purchased house up for sale, moved to Indiana, and enrolled at Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, IN. He began in the Fall of 1979 and graduated in 1984 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in pastoral theology. Soon after graduating from HAC, Pastor Faulk went to Ohio to pastor his first church from 1984-1991 after which he returned to his home church, Cleveland Baptist Church, to serve on staff from 1991-1997. In 1997 pastor and his family moved to New Hampshire and served on staff for 11 years at Victory Baptist Church in Londonderry, NH where he established and directed an evening Bible Institute, served as Principal in the day school, and the Assistant pastor in the church. 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 the First Baptist Church in Groton, MA. In April of 2015 Pastor Faulk became the Moderator of the New England Baptist Fellowship. The NEBF is a fellowship of independent Baptist pastors and ministry leaders primarily from the 6 New England states. The Northeast Church Planting Conference was established by Pastor Faulk in 2016 to assist church planters including "restarts" in the Northeast. 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.