Welcome Pastor Paul Gordon

Dr. Paul Gordon - Pastor, 'Author

GJCC welcomes Dr. Paul Gordon, serving as our interim pastor until our permanent pastor arrives. 

Paul was saved at age seven at the First Baptist Church of Poplarville, Mississippi, (January 31, 1954). His father was the pastor at the time.  He was called to preach at age sixteen (1963) in Scottsville, Kentucky.  His dad was pastor of the First Baptist Church there at the time.  He began pastoring at age nineteen near Bowling Green, Kentucky, while a student at Western Kentucky University. He has been a senior pastor for thirty-two years and for seventeen additional years he has taught English, Bible, and writing on the high school level plus two Christian colleges, most recently Central Florida Christian Academy and Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary (1994-2005).  His last pastorate was the First Baptist Church of Apopka (2005-2012).  He was an interim at Beulah Baptist in Winter Garden for about one year (2017-2018).  Before coming to Florida in 1990, Paul was a pastor for ten years in Terre Haute, Indiana.Education:  BA in English from Western Kentucky University (1968); M.Div. and Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary (1998). He is currently a volunteer at the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, Florida.  He has taught a large class of adults (70-80 per week), while visiting the first-time visitors, and on the team of volunteers who answers the telephone prayer lines for the Billy Graham TV programs.  Pastor Paul has published four books His author website is paulgordonbooks.com

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