A STATESMAN - NOT A POLITICIAN
Tom Hughes is originally from Youngstown, Ohio where he owned and operated Youngstown Painting Inc. until moving his business to southwest Florida in 2003. Tom is the founder of Alliance for Religious Freedom, LLC a parachurch ministry dedicated to educate and inspire Americans to influence and impact the public arena in light of our Godly heritage. The Lord has compelled and equipped him to stand, proclaim and educate others in the truth. Tom is a Black Robe minister and a member of the Black Robe Regiment. He is a NRA certified firearms instructor who is passionate about the Second Amendment and the people’s inalienable or God given right of self-defense.
After the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL last year, citizens and legislators were quick to cry out for stricter gun laws, focusing their blame on the NRA and the 2nd Amendment. School districts across our nation started to increase security measures by fortifying schools with metal detectors, police officers and teachers with guns. Tom understood some action needed to be considered to safeguard our schools, but very few school districts (if any) were addressing the war on our schools as a spiritual battle, one that must be fought with prayer. At the start of the 2018 school year, the Lord put on Tom’s heart to start an organization called “Pray For Our Schools.” The “Pray For Our Schools” movement plan of action was to meet every Tuesday and Thursday at a different school location each week. Parents, students, teachers, and the general public would have the opportunity to gather on the public sidewalks in front of our schools at 8:00-8:15am and pray for God’s protection over our students and teachers.
Tom is the author of “The Bible is the Higher Law in America.” This book allows our Christian Founding Fathers to speak in their own words how the Bible influenced them in securing independence and creating a Constitutional Republic. Pastors will enlighten you with their sermons on the responsibilities Christians had with a stewardship government that God had entrusted them with – and still has today. Tom and his wife Carol live in Naples, FL and have three children and four grandchildren.