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The Online Bridge: Spring 2005
Issue 11, May 2005

Paul Evans :
Pastor and Graduate Student, Toronto, Ontario

My wife, Caitlin, and I graduated from NABC in the spring of 2000, after which she attended the University of Alberta and I attended Edmonton Baptist Seminary. In January of 2002 after my wife finished her Bachelor of Education, we moved to Toronto and I completed my Master’s at Wycliffe College in December of 2003. Caitlin now teaches grade 4 at a school in Brampton and I am currently working on a PhD at Wycliffe College in my third year, having completed my coursework and currently working on comprehensive exams. Graduate studies have been challenging but thoroughly enjoyable.

I am also a pastor at a small church in Mississauga where I have served for nearly three years now. I preach Sunday mornings, teach the adult Sunday School class and also run the youth group. Ministry has proved challenging but very rewarding and helps keep me in tune with the needs and concerns of the local church as I study the scriptures academically. As well, I am teaching a couple of courses at Tyndale University College in Toronto. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to teach and am learning a lot through this experience. While all this keeps me busier than I would like at times, it has been a tremendous blessing and I thank God for the great opportunities he has granted us. When I am finished my education, I hope to teach Old Testament at a Bible College or Seminary, but I know I will always be active in a local church as well. Looking back, I credit the courses I took in my first years at NABC and for the professors I had for inspiring me to pursue graduate work in biblical studies (Phil 1:3).