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In Memoriam: Dr. Paul Toms, Gordon-Conwell Trustee and Park Street Church Pastor

February 9, 2015

Dr. Paul E. Toms, longtime Gordon-Conwell Trustee and Pastor at Park Street Church, passed away on February 7, 2015 at the age of 90. Dr. Toms was a member of the Board of Trustees at Gordon-Conwell from 1973 - 2005, and was also Dean of the Chapel for a number of years. He served first as Associate Pastor at Park Street and then as Senior Pastor from 1969-89.  He assumed the Senior Pastorate when Dr. Harold John Ockenga left to become the first President of Gordon-Conwell.

President Dennis Hollinger noted that, "Dr. Toms was keenly interested in shaping the next generation of pastors and was a strong advocate for Gordon-Conwell Theological seminary. We will all miss his wisdom and encouragement"

A service is planned at Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, CA on Wednesday, February 10.