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Retired DOM Paul Smith Was Joined in Heaven By His Wife Abbie This Morning

Abbie went to be with the LORD this morning, April 11, 2017. They spent over 75 years together. The memorial service for Abbie will be at McKinleyville Baptist Church located off Highway 101 at School Rd.on Saturday April 15 at 11 AM. Her Obituary will be added to Paul’s When available.

Reverend H. Paul Smith
1923 – 2017
Reverend H. Paul Smith Obituary
REVEREND H. PAUL SMITH Reverend H. Paul Smith, 94, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 31, 2017. He leaves behind his wife of 73 years, Abbie Maloch Smith, his daughters Judith Penn and Jann Franklin; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Brother Paul was born March 9, 1923 in Nashville, TN to the Reverend Matthew Bunyan Smith and Amie Anderson Smith. After graduating from high school in 1942 he followed one of his brothers to Waco, Texas to attend Baylor University where he met Abbie. He interrupted his education to join the Marines in 1943. He and Abbie were married as soon as he finished Boot Camp. After the war they returned to Baylor where they finished school in 1949. He then moved his family to San Leandro, CA in order to attend Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. While attending seminary he began holding church services in the family garage. He pastored that church, Halcyon Baptist, for 10 years and then moved to Gridley, CA where he pastored for five years. In 1965, the family moved to where Brother Paul served as the Director of Missions for the North Coast Baptist Association for 23 years before retiring. Brother Paul spent the remainder of his years ministering to the people of the North Coast wherever he saw a need. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Arcata, CA on Saturday, April 8 at 11am. Please sign the guestbook at
Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Apr. 7, 2017

Semi-Annual Meeting April 29, 9:30 AM, Calvary, Eureka

We will receive the usual reports as well as information from Pastors Don, Chris, Derk, Mike,Jason,and Larry from the Blackaby Revive Conference. The committee on camp will be presenting a proposed Counselor Training Handbook for approval.
Pastor David Vang from our Hmong Church will be sharing the semi-annual message. The meeting will be from 9:30 to noon, Calvary Baptist Church, 3400 F St. Eureka on Saturday, April 29.



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