Pastor Paul J. Hoover grew up at Souls Harbor. He served as youth pastor at Souls Harbor during his college years, and at Heritage Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas (2012-2014), under the leadership of Pastor Jason Atwood.  Paul and his wife moved back to Milwaukee in May 2014. He co-pastored with his father, and was then installed as the senior pastor on September 25, 2016.

On a Sunday night, one month from Paul’s 5th birthday, Dr. Roger Voegtlin was preaching at Souls Harbor. It was during this service that God’s conviction was so great, he walked forward during the invitation. That night he prayed to receive Jesus Christ as his Savior.  While still in elementary school there was a period of time where he doubted his salvation, but he settled those doubts though reading the Bible and taking the Lord at His Word.

Paul is passionate about working with God’s people, and reaching the lost with the Gospel.  God has given Paul a heart for the bus ministry, discipleship and Biblical counseling.  His life verse is Romans 1:16.

Paul and Michelle have three children (Silas, Calloway and Adrian).



B.A. Pastoral Theology (Fairhaven Baptist College)
M.Min. (Crown Seminary)
M.B.S. (Crown Seminary) in progress
Graduate Certificate in Biblical Counseling (BJU Seminary) in progress


B.S. Biblical Studies (Maranatha Baptist University)
M.A. Biblical Studies (Maranatha Baptist University)

Pastor Seda, his late wife Aida, and their son and daughter have been an integral part of the Spanish outreach at Souls Harbor. He followed the Lord’s call to Milwaukee after serving in the U.S. Military. Mrs. Seda was a blessing to the families of our church through her faithful service as our nursery director. She went to be with the Lord in 2013. Pastor Seda faithfully serves in many capacities at Souls Harbor.


B.S. (Faith Baptist College and Seminary)
M.Min. (Baptist College of America)
D.Min. (Baptist College of America) in progress

El Pastor Seda, su difunta esposa Aida, su hija y hijo han sido una parte integral del alcance a la comunidad hispana en la Iglesia Bautista Souls Harbor. El contesto el llamado del Señor para venir a Milwaukee, después de su servicio militar. La hermana Seda fue una bendición a las familias de nuestra iglesia a través de su fiel servicio como directora de nuestra sala de cuna. Ella fue llamada a la presencia del Señor en el 2013. El Pastor Seda fielmente sirve en muchas capacidades en Souls Harbor.



Juan Seda


Aida Seda

Finance Secretary

Larry Oberdas


Susan Dake