Following 25 years as an award-winning corporate advertising executive, Tom Peterson’s life would radically change forever, after receiving a transforming Spiritual conversion while on a Catholic men’s retreat. Soon afterward, he founded VirtueMedia (pro-life) and Catholics Come Home.
In the first six years, Catholics Come Home® has aired Catholic evangelization commercials in 38 dioceses and nationally, helping lead a half million souls home to the Catholic Church.
In 2011 Catholics Come Home evangomercialsTM were the first to air nationally on top TV networks like CBS and NBC, reaching 125 million viewers in every city across the U S.
In January 2014, Catholics Come Home aired an evangomercial in all the major College Football bowl games, featuring legendary coach Lou Holtz, promoting the goal of heaven, and inviting viewers to come home to the Catholic faith.
Recently, Tom began to host a new television series, premiering worldwide in prime time on EWTN on Thursday and Sunday nights. The show is called Catholics Come Home, and inspires Catholics to share their faith,
In the past decade, Tom has presented to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Australian Media Conference and Australian Bishops Conference, and at various worldwide conferences and Pontifical Councils at the Vatican. Tom and his apostolates have been featured in nearly three hundred media venues worldwide, including multiple appearances on Fox News and EWTN.
Peterson’s second apostolate creates and airs sanctity of life commercials helping as many as 22,000 abortion vulnerable women each month their ads air on MTV, BET, E! and VH1. Their interactive website and TV ads are designed to offer spiritual support for our priests, seminarians, bishops and our Holy Father.
Tom served as Vice Chairman of the Legatus International Board of Governors and is active is his local Atlanta Chapter. He encourages others to seek God’s plan for their lives, to help change our world for the better. His new book entitled “Catholics, Come Home” was recently published by Random House.
Tom can speak on many topics and some of his more popular talks include:
New Evangelization, Abandonment to God’s will, Unity, Catholic Heroes, Pro Life, evangelizing Millennials, Spiritual freedom, Faith and business, Advertising God’s goodness, God's mercy, confession/reconciliation.