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Syosset Gospel Church
Syosset New York , 11791

About Paul
  • Education: BA. The King’s College, Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • Experience: 30 years as associate pastor. 14 years president of The Evangelical Mission Socitety of America 30 years chaplain at the Christian Fellowship House, assisted living home for adults Itinerant preaching in Eastern Europe: East Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Rep. of Georgia / Asia: S. Korea / Japan / Malaysia /Sinapore
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Just separate "His wheat" from "my chaff".
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: All of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons
  • One of my favorite illustrations: When Luther was approached and asked if the followers of the reformation could call themselves after him, He said; (paraphrased) "How shall I, an evil, foul smelling, bag of maggots, give my worthless name to the children of God." "Call yourselves Christians."
  • Family: 15th generation descendant of the reformer Dr. Martin Luther
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Hopefully they are pleased
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: "Too long" (like most pastors wives I assume)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "To have prayed well is to have studied well" -Martin Luther
  • Books that have had an impact: The Pilgrim’s Progress-John Bunyan The Preacher and Prayer-E.M. Bounds & all his books on prayer. Autobiography and Revival Lectures-Charles Finney
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: nothing different
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: It was during my first attempt at public speaking. I was in the 10th grade. I was terribly nervous but I managed to begin my 15 minute talk to the class. Within about 5 minutes however I thought to myself, "Paul, your knees are shaking" so I glanced down and reassured myself that they were not. Just about one minute later, I heard one girl in the front row whisper to a girl next to her; "Look at his knees". That did it for me. I turned beet red, ended my talk early, and sat down. I swore I would never speak in public again. God however had different plans for me. Fortunately our church has a large pulpit that does a wonderful job of covering trembling knees.
  • What I want on my tombstone: "Death is swallowed up in victory"
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