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Upper Columbia Conference Gets New President: Paul Hoover

Elder Paul Hoover accepted the call to serve as president for the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He will serve as president following Elder Bob Folkenberg, Jr.’s move to the China Union Mission. . . 

Hoover, vice president for administration for the Georgia Cumberland Conference, grew up in several places around the world, as his father was in the military. He was baptized into the Adventist church in 1977 in Tampa, Fla. Hoover attended Southern Adventist University, where he graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and then from Andrews University in 1983 with a Master of Divinity degree.


He served as pastor in the Kentucky-Tennessee, Oklahoma and Georgia-Cumberland Conferences. In 1991 he accepted a call to the Georgia-Cumberland Conference and pastored the Smyrna-King Springs Church and Calhoun, GA Church. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University in 2001.

Here he is preaching on revival and reformation in 2011. 

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