Our Pastor

Paul Auckland

I was raised in a Christian home and my father was a pastor. My parents raised me in a great environment. As a 5-year-old boy, I came to understand my sinfulness and learned of Christ’s work on my behalf. I asked for God’s forgiveness and the gift of eternal life and was saved as a young boy. Though I did not understand all the implications at that time, there is no doubt that it was the point of my salvation.
My wife, Leslie, was saved as a young girl. She was invited to attend a Good News Club at a neighbor’s house and as a result heard the gospel. She responded to the gospel and became a Christian at a young age. As a result of her salvation, her family began attending Church and her entire family came to Christ.
We met while attending Tennessee Temple University and married in 1975. We have had the joy of serving together down through the years.