Pagosa Bible Church welcomes new senior pastor

This past Sunday, Nov. 16, Pagosa Bible Church welcomed Pastor Tom Olson as their new senior pastor.

A special installation service was held, as Pastor Tom became only the second pastor to serve PBC in its nine-year history, since June of 1999. Pastor Tom came to PBC from the Church in the Woods, located at Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

Pastor Tom, his wife, Laura, plus children Sydney and Thomas are not new to Colorado. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., Pastor Olson started his ministry as a youth pastor in Englewood, Colo. He met and married his wife, Laura, a native of Fort Collins, and together they served churches in Arvada and Golden. In 2004, they felt called to minister with the Church of the Woods at Lake Arrowhead. Pastor Tom served that church as associate pastor until accepting the call last month to become senior pastor here at Pagosa Bible Church.

Pastor Tom has a great deal of experience in working with young people and student ministries. He is skilled in teaching, leadership and evangelism, all three of these areas being priorities for Pagosa Bible Church.

Pastor Olson is very outgoing and is eager to reach out to this Pagosa community to meet seekers and persons needing encouragement in their daily walk in life and work.

Pagosa Bible Church invites anyone interested in meeting Pastor Tom or hearing him share the word and promises of God to feel free to join them any Sunday morning at the 8:30 a.m. worship service, currently being held at Mountain Heights Baptist Church, located across from the PLPOA rec center.

A new PBC church facility is currently under construction in Harman Park and should be ready next year.