Transition and trial have been part of Paul Baughman's ministry since graduation. He continued serving as pastor at Christ United Methodist Church in Tower City, PA, and now serves as associate pastor at Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist Church in Etters, PA. There, he has walked with the congregation through the illness and death of their lead pastor.
"My training at Evangelical prepared me for the delicate task of ministering not only to the needs of a hurting congregation, but also to my friend and mentor as he walked his last days on this earth," Paul says.
He also credits Evangelical with his formation as a preacher. "I have been told I have a gift for preaching, which I believe to be a God-given ability," he says. "However, I am keenly aware that my classes at Evangelical enabled my God-given abilities to blossom."