Brian Tome is a dynamic Christian author and leadership speaker whose no-nonsense and humorous style connects with audiences across middle-America and beyond. If you want a leadership speaker who tells it like it is, you’ve found him. Brian leverages his experience leading one of the largest churches in America to help people from all walks of life find the adventurous life they were made for. You won’t find a more energetic Christian speaker to fire up a crowd, a more gifted teacher to simplify a complex truth, or a more passionate leader to bring out the best in your people.
Brian Tome challenges men who find themselves at a pressure point—relationally, occupationally, emotionally, or spiritually—to rise to the level of manhood God intended, one defined by strength, purpose, and a code of honor.
No matter who you are, you were born for adventure. Regardless of the mundane, day-to-day existence you may be living, an adventurous life is not only possible, but something that God wants to give you. So, how do we get there? How can we live in the tension between Godly contentment and an equally-Godly desire for more? The truth is, the adventure begins when we go off script and give God control of our lives. In this signature keynote, Brian paints a motivating picture of the life God wants for each of us and shares the two steps we can all take today to begin living the adventurous life.
Why do men struggle to have potent spiritual lives? Maybe it’s because no one is talking directly to them. Pastor and best-selling author Brian Tome had read a lot of good devotionals, but none had a masculine voice, speaking to the nitty gritty things men are actually wrestling with. So he took inventory of the things that came up again and again in his conversations with other guys, and put pen to paper. MOVE: 66 Prompts to Kick Your Rear Into Gear isn't your grandpa’s devotional. Tome challenges men to take ownership of their lives, not just by learning more facts about God, but by acting.
We live in a world where “aggressive” is one of the few dirty words left. Our culture celebrates the crass and profane, while risk and difficulty are a sign that something is wrong. Host Brian Tome believes that passivity is killing us and there is a better way—by embracing the power of healthy aggression.
These talks are fairly faith-centric. Interested in bringing Brian in
to speak at your non-faith-based organization? Send us an inquiry and we’ll tell you how he can adapt his
message to meet your needs.
Other frequently-requested topics to ask about: Entrepreneurship, Marriage, Parenting, Porn, and more. Don’t see the topic you’re interested in? Brian is up for tackling just about anything. Shoot us a message and we’ll start a conversation.
Brian is available for in person and virtual speaking engagements. The high-production value and innovative style in which Brian does these has garnered an incredible response from previous events.
"Brian is a force. Storyteller, pastor, discipler of men, and innovator and pioneer as a leader and
church builder. And continues to impact and influence the greater Cincinnati area, as well as leaders
- Brad Lomenick - Author, H3 Leadership & The Catalyst Leader
"Brian is a leader that is actively engaged in the present, but everything he does is about the
and strategic, always pushing himself and others to courageous and boldly blaze the trail in a way
- Teresa Tanner - Former Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Human Resource Officer Fifth Third Bank
"I love keeping up online with Brian Tome and Crossroads Church. He's an innovative and
spoke at our 2020 conference and was by far my favorite talk out of 120 speakers. I recently shared
talk with the pastor and staff of a mega-church in California and told them they could learn so much
2021 and beyond by watching Brian's talk. He's direct, clear, compelling, and speaks with authority.
addition to any speaking lineup and will always have an open invitation to our events. I highly
- Greg Atkinson - Bestselling Author and Founder, First Impressions Conference and Worship Impressions
"As a conference organizer, I’m always happy to put Brian on the lineup because I know he’s going to
bring something unique… something on theme… something born out of deep passion and from a place of
authenticity. I’ve never seen a canned talk or mailed in message from Brian Tome. He views each
step in front of a group
of people as a sacred opportunity to bring them further along in their journey."
- Luke Dooley - President, OCEAN Programs
"Brian Tome exemplifies what every entrepreneur needs – faith. He casts a compelling vision, usually
without clarity on
how to get to the outcome, and moves forward aggressively in faith."
- Scott Weiss - Former CEO, Evenflo
"It’s rare to find a leader with that combination of a drive to excel, the patience to allow the
creative process to
bear fruit, and a recognition that the goal is not to always be right, but to get it right. Anyone can
get lucky once or
twice, but Brian Tome has modeled over decades the heart and discipline of a true innovator, always
seeking new ways of
communicating and connecting. He once quipped, ‘fear is often the smell of opportunity’. Brian never
allows fear to
stand in the way of his calling."
- Todd Henry - Founder of Accidental Creative, Author of The Motivation Code
"Brian knows the language of men. That may not be culturally appropriate to some...but I am not sure
Brian would really
care. He does care about how to inspire men to step into the greatness that God has created them to
He speaks in
ways that are rebellious, truthful, and fun. I love how he dares men to step into something greater
the status quo.
If you are looking for a way to wake up the men in your life...take a dose of Tome. It'll do the
- Ben Snyder - Lead Pastor CedarCreek Church
"Brian Tome is a leader worth following. He’s authentic to his calling and has taken so many people
him on that
- Lecrae - Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, author, philanthropist, and co-owner and president of Reach Records