Dr. Les Hobbins
Thomas Leslie Hobbins Sr. B.A., M.Div., D.D.
Pastor, The Lewis Avenue Baptist Church
Birth:3/18/35, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Parents: Brigadier & Mrs. (nee: Florence Naylor) Thomas Hobbins, London, Ontario, Canada. Salvation Army officers in Canada for over 50 years. Brigadier Hobbins went home to be with the Lord January 1977. Mrs. Hobbins went home to be with the Lord 1-19-88.
Family: Sister: Mrs. John White (Irene) went home to be with the Lord May 19, 1990.
Wife: Mildred Price Woll (Birthdate – 3/7/41) Daughter of missionary parents, Rev. & Mrs. Carl Woll, who served the Lord in Kenya and Tanzania with the Gospel Furthering Fellowship. Carl Woll went home to be with the Lord March 6th, 1994, and Laura Woll went home to be with the Lord in 2001.
∙Saved at 14 years of age at a Salvation Army youth meeting.
∙Baptized at 21 years of age at Central Baptist Church in London, Ontario
∙Surrendered to full time service at 20 years of age
∙Active in youth ministry in home church, Central Baptist Church, London, Ontario, Canada
∙Active in Youth For Christ and was co-director of London Youth For Christ before becoming a pastor
∙Ordained March 29, 1963, Bayfield Baptist Church, Bayfield, Ontario
∙First Class Teacher’s Certificate, London Teacher’s College, 1957
∙B.A. – Columbia Bible College, Columbia, South Carolina, 1961
∙M.Div – Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1970
∙Honors: Lehman Strauss Award for excellence in preaching, Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary
Doctor of Divinity, Hyles-Anderson College 1986