Tommy Foster is originally from Arlington, Texas and has a Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters of Christian Counseling (2018) from Dallas Baptist University and a Masters of Arts in Christian Education and Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He comes to First Baptist after serving seven years at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Texas.
Tommy is married to Gretchen and has three great kids; Tommy (20), Tanner (18), and Taylor (16). They also have a two cats (Scarlet and Joey) and two dogs (Gretel and Macy) Gretchen and Tommy have been married 21 years.
Tommy has served in full time ministry since 1998. He has served 18 years on staff at local churches. Tommy served as a youth pastor for 10 years, singles and young married pastor for 5 years, and a college pastor for 3 years. He spent 2 years as a BSM director and campus pastor at Wayland Baptist University as well.
Tommy's motivating verse for ministry is I Thessalonians 2:8 - "Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well." Tommy believes that as a minister and pastor of people, he is called first and foremost to share the Gospel and secondly to share in peoples lives. Discipleship and Mentoring is his passion as well as "leading leaders." This is done by "equipping his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up." (Ephesians 4:12)