The Rev. Dr. Paul E. Toms died on February 7, 2015. Dr. Toms is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Eva (Briscoe), son Paul and his wife Susan, and daughters Charlotte and her husband Joe, and Margaret and her husband Gary. Paul and Eva have eight grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Toms graduated from Bob Jones University in 1945 and received his B.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1953. Early in his career he did missionary work in Hawaii and Australia. Dr. Toms was pastor of Park Street Church in Boston from 1969 to 1989, and Associate Pastor before that from 1965 to 1969. In 1989 he was appointed Dean of the chapel at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA in addition to serving for many years on the Board of Trustees of Gordon-Conwell Seminary.
A celebration of his life in Christ was held at the Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, CA at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.