Tom Fulghum Memorial Fund
Tom Fulghum passed away on January 3, 2024, at the age of 85. Tom lived a life of faith, filled with service to God and to others. Tom gave 27 years of his life in service to the Lord in Quito, Ecuador, and many more years after leaving the field. Tom held various leadership roles over the years with HCJB World Radio (now Reach Beyond) as well as served on the Board of Directors for various radio stations in Latin America. His heart was with the Ecuadorian nationals and was instrumental in the founding of ASOMA, a partner organization to HCJB run by Ecuadorians, as well as the CCC, a school of communications to train young Ecuadorian talent in radio and television.
Those of us who served alongside him can attest that we were always inspired by his "guts and gumption" for the advancement of the gospel, despite all odds. Tom became an Inspiracom Board Member in the early 2,000’s, Tom took a great interest in Inspiracom as it was a ministry of HCJB at that time. When Inspiracom became a separate legal entity from HCJB in 2005, Tom continued serving Inspiracom faithfully as a board member. Tom’s efforts with foundations and grants on behalf of Inspiracom resulted in well over a million dollars in grants for Inspiracom including for the studio facilities in Yuma and Sierra Vista. Even when Tom’s neurological condition confined him to a motorized wheelchair, Tom continued to attend Inspiracom board meetings in person and continued to visit the various Inspiracom locations from Corpus Christi, Texas to Yuma, Arizona.
Tom was tireless in his calls, correspondence, and visits to major donors on behalf of Inspiracom and to his fellow board members, and to Inspiracom staff members. Tom’s wife, Lois, faithfully accompanied Tom in all these endeavors on behalf of Inspiracom, and how they have "both are loved and admired by all the Inspiracom family." Tom’s impact on not only the facilities of Inspiracom but also the mission, vision, core values, and culture of this ministry is everywhere evident.
Tom truly gave himself completely over to the powerful work God has been doing on the US/Mexico border through radio ever since he joined the Inspiracom family. He was never handicapped in his faith, enthusiasm, or courage, nor in his love for the gospel, the radio ministry, and his Inspiracom family. Tom will be greatly missed.