About Tom and Diane

Tom Richardson has spoken about 5,000 times in 40 states and 27 other countries on the subject of relational evangelism. He has spoken in over 20 denominations and taught more than 25 short courses on Relational Evangelism at Bible schools around the world. He has also spoken for about 150 Friend Day outreaches in the U.S. and nine other countries.

 

Tom got an engineering degree from the University of Missouri at Rolla. After graduating he worked as a civil engineer doing transportation analysis at the state headquarters of the Illinois Department of Transportation. During his four years there he took the opportunity to share his faith through the relationships he built in the workplace. He saw about half of his office colleagues establish a relationship with Christ.

 

While working as an engineer he and some others opened a Christian coffeehouse named The Lighter Side of Darkness. Tom was the director for the first three years. During those three years, through personal sharing and the activities and outreaches of the coffeehouse, about 500 teens and young adults established a relationship with Christ. His work was recognized by the State of Illinois and he was given a Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Service to Youth.

 

After resigning his engineering position, Tom became the men’s supervisor at Hawaii Teen Challenge and then the men’s supervisor and interim director of Chicago Teen Challenge. After that he served three different churches for a total of nine and a half years as assistant pastor, associate pastor and pastor.

 

In 1984 Tom and Diane established People Reaching People Ministries to help equip Christians to more effectively share their faith in their everyday lives. He teaches from the perspective of one who used to feel unsure and unable to share his faith, who avoided a public speaking elective in college because of his commitment to never speak in public, but who now looks to the Lord to guide him to opportunities to share the Gospel. He has seen the tools that have effectively prepared him to share his faith help other Christians share their faith as well.

 

As Tom himself has shared the message of Christ over the years in the same conversational style that he teaches, he has had the privilege of praying with about 10,000 people as they made a commitment or recommitment to the Lord.

Diane has degrees in journalism and in library and information sciences. She has worked in public relations and has traveled with Tom, speaking in the U.S. and abroad on the topics of fear and depression, states of mind from which the Lord has freed her, and on Scripture meditation, which the Lord uses in her life daily to keep her free. Currently, she is a librarian with a firefighter training academy, serving first responders.

Tom and Diane are the grateful parents of two grown daughters and, over the years, various rescue dogs.

Christian resources

Bring Someone with You provides resources that teach Christians how to more effectively share their faith. Contact us now with any questions!

What is Bring Someone with You?

Bring Someone with You is a resource of People Reaching People Ministries. We provide Christian resources that teach Christians how to more effectively share their faith. Our goal is to prepare you with the skills you need to clearly share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. Our founder, Tom Richardson, is a minister himself and knows it is vital to have dependable resources that prepare you to communicate the Gospel confidently and kindly to people from all different backgrounds – and to help others know how to share their faith in Jesus as well.


Here on our site, you’ll find established Christian resource programs that will empower you to always be ready to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether you’re a church wanting to empower your members with evangelism techniques or an individual who needs help finding a solid place to begin your witness, you can find a program to meet your needs here. People Reaching People founder and minister Tom Richardson lays out evangelizing methods he himself has used and successfully trained other followers of Jesus to use in order to share the Gospel clearly and graciously. With resources in both CD and DVD format, Tom and the ministry team of People Reaching People want to give you the tools you need to share the Gospel so others can know the saving news of what Jesus has done for us!


When you visit our online store, you’ll find CDs and DVDs of our programs perfect for audiences of different sizes, from individuals to whole churches or even large conferences.

Who created Bring Someone with You?


Bring Someone with You was created by Tom Richardson. Bring Someone with You is a resource of People Reaching People Ministries. An ordained minister, Tom originally got a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. During his four-year engineering career at the Illinois Department of Transportation about half of his office co-workers established a relationship with Christ. During those years he also served as the director of a Christian coffeehouse through which about 500 young adults and teenagers met Jesus.

After his time as an engineer, Tom served as a pastor and an associate Pastor for 9 years before establishing People Reaching People Ministries. He has traveled over a million miles and spoken over 5,000 times in the United States and other countries teaching Christians how to more effectively share their faith.

Diane has degrees in journalism and in library and information sciences. She has worked in public relations and has traveled with Tom, speaking in the U.S. and abroad on the topics of fear and depression, states of mind from which the Lord has freed her, and on Scripture meditation, which He uses in her life daily to keep her free. Currently, she is a librarian with a firefighter training academy, serving first responders.

What products do you offer?

We have two series that will teach you how to more effectively share your faith with others. Each series includes a DVD, 10 study guides, and a leaders guide. Our Evangelism CDs offer insights and teaching on relationships, prayer, personal Christian living, and more. Our Life Change CDs from Diane Richardson will inspire and teach you about cooperating with the work of the Lord in your Life, putting you on track to become the person He created you to be. Together, we have sold over 77,000 CDs and DVDs to Christians around the world.

What is the basis of your teachings?

 

Our ministry is based on six foundational principles of Christianity.  To learn more about what we believe, click here

 

Can I order your Christian resources online?

Yes! Please click here to visit our online store for our selection of Christian resources. All prices include shipping fees for standard USPS media mail. Please contact us today at 1-224-216-4649 or email us if you have any questions. We are here to help!

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