Paul A. Hoffman (PhD, University of Manchester) has served as the lead pastor of Evangelical Friends Church of Newport, Rhode Island, since 2007. His life’s mission is “Contending for reconciliation, unity, and revival.” He is a member of the Oversight Board for the Evangelical Friends Church–Eastern Region and provides leadership for various prayer and unity movements across the United States. Paul has visited, lived in, studied in, or ministered in thirty-three countries across four continents. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Barclay College.
In his free time, Paul enjoys reading, traveling, hanging out with his family at the beach, gathering sea glass, playing tennis, and watching English Premier League soccer.
Paul has been married to his lovely wife, Autumn, for over twenty-one years and has two wonderful sons, Landon and Kelan.
To interact with Paul, you can reach him via Facebook or Instagram @pastorhoffman or Twitter @pastorhoffman77.
Hoffman, Paul. Reconciling Places. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2020.
Hoffman, Paul. “2 Chronicles,” “Galatians,” “Philemon.” The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching: A Guide from Genesis to Revelation. Edited by Scott M. Gibson and Matthew D. Kim. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, forthcoming.
Hoffman, Paul. “The Fundamentals of Pastoral Ministry.” No Program but Time, No Book but the Bible: Reflections on Mentoring and Discipleship in Honor of Scott M. Gibson, edited by Matthew D. Kim. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2018.
Hoffman, Paul. “Activism 101: How Churches Can Respond to the Death of George Floyd.” ChurchLeaders, June 15, 2020. https://churchleaders.com/outreach-missions/outreach-missions-articles/377212-activism-101-how-churches-can-respond-tothe-death-of-george-floyd.html.
Hoffman, Paul and Matthew D. Kim. “Four Ways Church Leaders Can Bring Racial Healing.” Influence Magazine. June 10, 2020. https://influencemagazine.com/Practice/Four-Ways-Church-Leaders-Can-Inspire-Racial-Healing.
Hoffman, Paul. “Polar Views of the City: Jacques Ellul vs. Timothy Keller.” Occasional Bulletin of the Evangelical Missiological Society, vol. 30, no. 2, Spring 2017, 12-15, 30-31.
Monthly featured columnist, Newport This Week, 2020—Present. Newspaper has a circulation of 13,000, with 14,200 Facebook Page followers.
Regular columnist, “Clergy Corner,” Newport Daily News, 2007—Present. Newspaper has a circulation of 14,000, with 18,800 Facebook Page followers.
Contributions to Publications:
Survey participant and contributed sermon to Appendix in Gibson, Scott M. and Karen Mason, Preaching Hope in Darkness: Help for Pastors in Addressing Suicide from the Pulpit. Bellingham: Lexham, forthcoming.