Tom Fortson's Resume

Tom Fortson was President and CEO of Promise Keepers from 2003-2008. He served as Promise Keepers Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1996-2003. Since leaving Promise Keepers, Dr Fortson has moved in to a new field of men's ministry with Transformed Men.

Dr. Fortson received a Master of Arts in Personnel Administration and a Ph.D. in Administration and Higher Education from Michigan State University. He received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University. He attended Columbia International University in South Carolina and holds an honorary Doctorate Degree from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2005, he was honored as the first recipient of the Eagle Patriarch Award for outstanding service in the Christian community by Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. He is the author of the book Manhood:  Let The Truth Be Told, published in the Spring of 2008 and co-author of 7 Questions of a Promise Keeper, published in the Spring of 2006.  

Before his time at Promise Keepers, Dr. Fortson spent seventeen years in corporate America, serving as an administrator at General Motors Corporation in Detroit and as the Vice President of Human Resources at Edwards Baking Company in Atlanta, Georgia. He has an abundance of experience in ministry organizations. He served as Dean of the Atlanta Center for Theological Studies and as President of The Next Step Consultants, a Christian consulting group established by Dr. Fortson, previously based in Atlanta. 

Dr. Fortson worked with the Maclellan Foundation as a consultant to churches and non-profit agencies. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Moody Bible Institute and on the Board of Directors of the National Religious Broadcasters as well as the National Hispanic Leadership Conference. For 15 years, he and his wife, Toni, were speakers with Campus Crusade for Christ’s ministry to married couples, Family Life Seminars called “A Weekend to Remember.” 

The Fortson’s have been married for over 36 years and reside in the Denver, Colorado area. They are parents of three adult children, Sheila, Joya, and Thomas III.  Their first grandchild Thomas Davis was born in 2008.  They are members of the Colorado Community Church.