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“Paul and I served in the US Army as Chaplain's Assistants at Ft Sill, Ok in 1970. After leaving the service at the end of my tour in 1971 I only...Read More »
1 of 71 | Posted by: Bob Rule - Hatboro,, PA

“Rip Brother Paul I'm really going to miss you you were all ways here for me. I wish I was at your funeral I love you. Now you don't have to be in...Read More »
2 of 71 | Posted by: Angie welch - Clifton, CO

“Linda, I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to meet you both earlier this year when you came to Erie, PA to do the Memorial Service for Paul's...Read More »
3 of 71 | Posted by: Eric Dye - Erie, PA - coworker

4 of 71 | Posted by: RODNEY CRAINSHAW - SHAWNEE, KS

“God's Cowboy. ”
5 of 71 | Posted by: Jay Ammon - Longwood, FL - friend

“Linda and PR- My deepest condolences to you, your family, and friends on the passing of Paul. Jeremy and I wanted to be there, and we apologize from...Read More »
6 of 71 | Posted by: Katie Hawkins

“PR, Linda, my heart is saddened that he is. No longer with us all in his earthly body. He is no longer confined to a wheelchair and battling pain in...Read More »
7 of 71 | Posted by: Ronnie Wilson

“Paul helped me become a man. ”
8 of 71 | Posted by: Zachary Hubbell

“Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. Continue to do what the Lord called you to. ”
9 of 71 | Posted by: Barbara Adams Rowland

“Linda - we are saddened at your loss but rejoicing for Paul. If you get back to Florida, let us know as we live in Lake Wales. Perhaps we could...Read More »
10 of 71 | Posted by: Gloria (Combs) Jenney

“Brother Paul was a man's man, but more than that, he was God's man. Brother Paul had a way of speaking to a person's heart, that was piercing and...Read More »
11 of 71 | Posted by: Ronald Stauffer - Groveland, FL

“Dear Linda and PR - I was late in finding out about Paul's death and I am so so sorry for your loss. I know you are both comforted in the knowledge...Read More »
12 of 71 | Posted by: GAY KILLION - holden, MO

“Linda my heart goes out to you with the passing of Paul I will miss him he taught me so much it was a privilege to know him and have him as part my...Read More »
13 of 71 | Posted by: R Michael Vogt and Sharon k vogt and the girls

“Dear Linda, Paul Robert, and family, My condolences to all of you. Thank you Linda and P.R. for the good friendship you had with us and our family....Read More »
14 of 71 | Posted by: Debbie Hawkins

“I am proud that you touched mine and some of my familied lives. Your a one in a million type of man and your help for so many has enriched lives in...Read More »
15 of 71 | Posted by: Deby zimmerman

“Linda, if you need anything, you know to just call. We love you, we loved Paul, we are praying for peace for you! ”
16 of 71 | Posted by: Scott and Pam Brown

“Dearest Linda and family, my condolences on the passing of Paul on June 21st. He will be missed but his return home to his Heaveny Father is such a...Read More »
17 of 71 | Posted by: Suzi Johnston (Buster and Mellie the corgis' from Katie).

“Linda, Jeff and I are sad to hear of Paul's passing, but happy that he is with his Savior. You and PR are in our prayers. We sadly cannot attend any...Read More »
18 of 71 | Posted by: Lauren and Jeff Marmaro

“What a great guy. Had a lot of dealings with him and always pleasant to be around and work with. So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly...Read More »
19 of 71 | Posted by: Hank & Jane Gallegos

“Linda, Joan and I are praying. Only God knew what God had in store for you and Paul. Thank God that you rode new pathways blazing the trail for many...Read More »
20 of 71 | Posted by: Dr. John R. Hembree

“Paul was a true cowboy and A DEVOTED Man of God. He touched the lives of many through his years, of ALL AGES! Great will be his reward and he will...Read More »
21 of 71 | Posted by: Verne and Nancy (Hubbell) Luellen

“I knew Paul from our days at Central Bible College (Class of 73). He was always bigger than life! I never saw him be sad or negative in any way nor...Read More »
22 of 71 | Posted by: Pat (Yuha) Hammond

“I write this with great sadness today. It is a bitter-sweet sadness. It brings joy in knowing that Preacher Paul is no longer suffering and is in...Read More »
23 of 71 | Posted by: Terrie Slatton

“The National Cavalry Competition won't be the same without Paul. His unique style of narrating the events added color and excitement. His handling of...Read More »
24 of 71 | Posted by: Christopher Zimmerman, B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial), Fo

“I look forward to the day we ride together again, I will miss your wisdom and guidance and pearls of wisdom. I sit here in Montana looking at the...Read More »
25 of 71 | Posted by: John Brownrigg

“I met Paul at my first National Cavalry Competition (NCC) at Ft. Riley, KS in 2007, and remember being impressed by him as a true military chaplain. ...Read More »
26 of 71 | Posted by: JD Hizer, B Troop, 4th US Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), Ft. Huac

“Can't imagine the US Cavalry Association annual Memorial Service without Paul - he made sure everyone there heard the Gospel. Helping him put it on...Read More »
27 of 71 | Posted by: Sam Myers

“Paul was one of a kind, he and I drove the buses for North Side Assembly of God in Springfield Mo in the 70's. I am surprised I can't hear him...Read More »
28 of 71 | Posted by: Paul Aronis

“I really don't know what to say. Paul was a great man of God and I was lucky to have known him. I know he is missed but he has run his race and good...Read More »
29 of 71 | Posted by: JD markland

“"Paul was loved by all of us at CBC. His warmth, friendship, and constant smile will be something I'll always remember. He was so full of joy." ”
30 of 71 | Posted by: Kathi Basel

“I remember Paul when he attended my father's church, First AG in Lawton, OK, when he was stationed at Ft. Sill. What a wonderful life Paul led...Read More »
31 of 71 | Posted by: Marti Smith

“I am so sorry to hear about Paul, Linda my condolences go out to you PR and the family. Paul was a good man and a man of God, may he rest without no...Read More »
32 of 71 | Posted by: John Schafer

“What an incredible man of God! He lived every second of his life in a manner that pointed people toward Jesus. Though our paths were quite different,...Read More »
33 of 71 | Posted by: Steve Pike

“It is honor to know Paul at CBC as Deaf student there. He was very good example for younger students. It was something for suburban man (Atlanta) to...Read More »
34 of 71 | Posted by: Ralph Visscher - Elgin, IL

“I met Paul at CBC on the carpenter crew. Working side by side I found him to be a man of God. I have hanging in my work shop a wooden mallet that...Read More »
35 of 71 | Posted by: Wayne Welborn - Raytown, MO

“"OUTSTANDING" - I can still hear that booming voice in my mind, and when I think of his life, his ministry, and his testimony, that is what comes to...Read More »
36 of 71 | Posted by: Dr. Barry Rumsey

“I'm glad our trails crossed. Paul was an honorable man that I wished I could have spent more time with. He blazed the ministry trail I followed....Read More »
37 of 71 | Posted by: Mike Randolph

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel. He was a beautiful human being. He cam out as being kind of crusty on the outside but...Read More »
38 of 71 | Posted by: Arlene & Bob Chance

“Linda & family, Was so very sorry to see that Paul, has passed. But anyone that knew him, knows he's in heaven. A kind and gentle man who has touched...Read More »
39 of 71 | Posted by: Linda Pitts

“Linda, I am so sorry I can not be there for support. Reading your Paul's obituary, He has left a long Legacy serving our Precious Lord. I know you...Read More »
40 of 71 | Posted by: Cheri {Spence} Manis

“My memories of Paul go back to my childhood when he and Linda would come to visit. Because he was childhood friends with my mom and her family, we...Read More »
41 of 71 | Posted by: Joseph Preston

“He was a dam good man! ”
42 of 71 | Posted by: Deni & Dave Brock

“Dear Linda and family, Paul has made such a great impact on so many lives ! He will be greatly missed! Our son, has Paul's autographed picture...Read More »
43 of 71 | Posted by: Shelly Erkman

“My sincere sympathy to you Linda, and your family. God's Blessing's to you very day. ”
44 of 71 | Posted by: Peggy Veach Robinson

“Dear Linda, PR and all the family, I am so sorry for your loss of such a good man. I had not heard that he was fighting cancer, and am so sorry for...Read More »
45 of 71 | Posted by: Dee Madsen

“To the Paul Scholtz Family: I feel with you in the loss of my dear Brother Scholtz. For you and us I am sorry. But for him I am glad. His earthly...Read More »
46 of 71 | Posted by: Dr. Charles Harris

“Love to all of you. Praise God for your wonderful faith . We know he is with his Savior and Lord riding the most absolute outstanding horse with...Read More »
47 of 71 | Posted by: Mark and Marlene Scholtz

“"Preacher Paul" had a huge impact on my life! Not immediately.. but it sunk in! In 1989, after I recommited my life! My wife and I traveled to the...Read More »
48 of 71 | Posted by: Scotty Plowman

“It was a privilege to have known and worked with Paul and Linda in Royal Rangers. What a blessing Paul was to the Royal Rangers. <br /&gt...Read More »
49 of 71 | Posted by: Sherman(whitecloud) Metcalf - CO

“To the Scholtz Family,So sorry to learn, via Rev. Robert Stuart, of Paul's death. I met Paul in 1969 in Ft. Sill, OK. Paul was a chaplain's asst....Read More »
50 of 71 | Posted by: Butch & Judy Facemire - Murphy, NC

“Sorry to here about Paul. He and Linda came to the Rodeo Kids Org to give a seminar on trick riding to our four children. They were a great...Read More »
51 of 71 | Posted by: Jody and Bill Sramek

“Paul left such a good impression on the kids and parents in "RODEO KIDS" He was always ready to help us with any problems we had with our horses,...Read More »
52 of 71 | Posted by: Tamara Brauninger

“Tom and I remember Paul well from our Central Bible College days. Paul was a godly role model to so many of the younger students especially. He...Read More »
53 of 71 | Posted by: Donna Watt

“All of the cherished memories I have of him getting a good laugh out of kids at bible camps really stands out the most for me... And even getting...Read More »
54 of 71 | Posted by: Valerie Brunhoeber

“Our family has been blessed by your Rodeo Bible Camps and church ministry Thank you to Linda and PJ for sharing and being a part of such a tough and...Read More »
55 of 71 | Posted by: Steve and Robin Robinson and family

“The first time I met Paul was on the campus of CBC. The last time I saw Paul was at National Camporama where he was attending proudly with his...Read More »
56 of 71 | Posted by: Thor Johnson

“Paul and Linda - two awesome Christians and witnesses for Christ - whom I know through the U.S. Cavalry Association. Paul, I always enjoyed your...Read More »
57 of 71 | Posted by: Samuel Young

“Thank you Paul for for your wonderful example and your unwavering faith in our Father. You let your light shine and it touched the lives of all who...Read More »
58 of 71 | Posted by: Kevin Thomson

“Thank you Preacher Paul for all you did for so many people. For the lives you touched For just being you. I will miss your laughter and smile. You...Read More »
59 of 71 | Posted by: Bulldog and Tami Vickery

“I will always love you Uncle Paul and will remember the times we got spend together .. I will never forget my visit to you and Aunt Linda I had an...Read More »
60 of 71 | Posted by: Jessica Curtze

“We have Lost a great soldier for Christ here on earth. If anyone ever earned his reward it is Paul. Such a great guy and the Minot boys loved to see...Read More »
61 of 71 | Posted by: Pastor Bearclaw "aka Terry Madden"

“We always loved the time we got to spend with his family... Thank you Paul for all you thought us and Showed us the Love we are to show others... ”
62 of 71 | Posted by: Clayton Frederickson

“RIP Cowboy your service on earth is done...a true friend and a character...You will be missed by everyone who ever met you Paul! ”
63 of 71 | Posted by: Dona Vold Larsen

“When I heard Paul, before I saw him, at CBC, I said to myself, he'll never be a Pastor! We were together n Praying 4 the Military on Fridays. I lost...Read More »
64 of 71 | Posted by: USAF Veteran & A/G Pastor David & Beverly Meek

“So sorry to hear this. I know Paul is rejoicing and one day you will be back together singing and rejoicing again together. Ya'll were such a...Read More »
65 of 71 | Posted by: Linda Sconiers Kelly

“Preacher Paul has been a part of my life for almost 40yrs! ! He and Linda have ministered in churches we have pastored, and are very dear friends! !...Read More »
66 of 71 | Posted by: Richard Green

“What a ministry! Blessed many people; led so many to Jesus!! I feel so honored to have gotten to be part of a small piece of it so many years ago. ...Read More »
67 of 71 | Posted by: Sandy Simon (Rom)

“Didn't know you well, but respected your life and the way you administered to pople. Love and prayers to family and friends. ”
68 of 71 | Posted by: Janee Lenhart, Lakewood, attended Denver First A/G, Abundent li

“Paul will be deeply missed. My condolences to Linda & P.R.!! ”
69 of 71 | Posted by: Stacey Tyer

“I'm so sorry for you loss Linda, PR & family! I have lots of good memories of Paul!! God bless! ”
70 of 71 | Posted by: Dawn Halligan-Littau

“We will miss you, Paul. You and Linda, have done a great job. There will many in Heaven because you followed the Lord. May He reward you greatly....Read More »
71 of 71 | Posted by: Cheryl Neely

Paul Harrison Scholtz was born in Erie, Pa. on Sept. 29, 1948, to Paul and Margaret Scholtz. He accepted Christ and was called to preach at age 18 at a revival meeting at Weis Library Methodist Church in Fairview, Pa. He attended Edinboro University near Erie. He was then drafted and given a free, one year, all expense paid vacation to sunny Southeast Asia where he enjoyed activities such as running, dodging, ducking, and shooting with the 11th ACR combat engineers. Go Blackhorse! After returning from Vietnam, he attended Central Bible college in Springfield Mo., where he received his BA in Bible. He then attended AGTS and received his MA in Bible and Theology. It was at Central Bible college that he met his wife, Linda Brinkman, and they were married on August 7, 1976. After being ordained, the Scholtz's were asked to join the Harry Vold Rodeo Company as chaplains in Avondale, Colo. After one year of travel, the Assemblies of God US Missions Department called him in and endorsed him as the first Assemblies of God Missionary and Chaplain to Rodeo. His ministry expanded to most PRCA rodeos as well as other ranching and horseback culture venues. His son, Paul Robert Scholtz, was born on Dec. 26, 1980. In 1991, he began his ministry with Royal Rangers, bringing his horseback expertise with him. In 1992, became a part of Rodeo Bible Camps and has ministered at 8 to 10 camps each summer since. His military background then open the door for ministry at the US cavalry association as their chaplain. In 2011, he became Chaplain for the Haven Behavioral Center for wounded military veterans in Pueblo, Colo. He began his Doctorate of Ministry in 2016. Throughout his Chaplaincy, he touched many lives and was a devoted husband and father. Paul went to be with his Savior on June 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Linda Brinkman Scholtz; son and his wife, PR and Emily Scholtz; brother and his wife, Mark and Marlene Scholtz; sisters, Kristine Kilgore and Gretchen Scholtz; grandchildren, Lillian Scholtz and Owen Scholtz; along with nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Margaret Scholtz and brother, Kurt Scholtz. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be sent to A/G Chaplaincy Ministries, 1445 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802. Please make certain all contributions indicate they are for the Paul Scholtz Memorial Scholarship Fund designed for unique ministries such as his own. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. Interment, 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery, 15700 County Road HH, Las Animas, CO. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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