markWho is Dr. Tom Richter?

I am a follower of Jesus. Which, at any given moment, means I am a pastor, speaker, husband, father and ultimate Frisbee player of average to moderate ability.

markWhat Does He Do?

I travel and speak to groups of people about Jesus.

If you are at this website because you want me to come speak at your event, email Nikki at or call her at the church, FBC Cullman, at 256-734-5632.

If you recently heard me at an event, click around my website and drop me an email if you'd like.  I would love to meet you!

I am the pastor of a church located in North Alabama, called Cullman First Baptist Church.  Cullman is friendly city located between Birmingham and Huntsville, and Cullman First Baptist has a rich history of ministry and missions.  Check out for more.

Before moving to Cullman, AL I served for 14 years as a pastor in New York City at a church called New Hope Christian Church.  New Hope is located in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, NYC.

markWhat is His Background?

Like so many, I was born at an early age. Raised in the sleepy college town of Murray, KY, I grew up a happy fellow, interested in basketball, Nintendo, and church. I found God God found me as a young boy, and as mystical as it sounds I really believe God called me to be a preacher. After High School, I went to Murray State University and got a degree in English Literature, and then got an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary followed by a D.Min. from Beeson Divinity School. I am married to Jackie, and I have three kids, Katie, Carson, and Anna.