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)



Benjamin Sikma


Susan Dake

Finance Secretary

Larry Oberdas


Steve Packard