A Tribute to
Rev. Dr. E. N. Poulson
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved friend, colleague and servant of God –
Rev. Dr. E. N. Poulson, born on 1st April 1926 and returned to the Lord on 13th October 2017,
at the age of 91. He is now safe in the arms of our Lord Jesus, the One he loved and served so faithfully all these years.
Please leave your Condolence message below
E.verytime I remember your 'fried-icecream' treat, I smile;
N.ow you can enjoy the Lord's treat with His smile;
P.raise the Lord for you and your ministry in SBC;
O.ver SBC times your loving care never fade away;
U have shown your integrity and unforgetable teachings;
L.aughters and smiling face encouraged your pupils;
S.oft spoken man of God who shows strong faith;
O.bedience to God's Word proves your servanthood;
N.ow you have rest in shalom with your Redeemer.
Miss you so much, Dad P!
I won't forget the moment you stayed with my family in Surabaya years ago.
John and Susan Loh
May the Good Lord strengthen Mrs Poulson, Dr Koh, and all family members.
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Dr P, a faithful servant of God.
May God Himself be your peace, comfort and strength!!!
Joshua & I came from Hong Kong to SBC in Sept of 1974 to finish the final two years of theological training. You & Dr P were so loving, kind and helpful to us. your smile was always so motherly sweet.
I remember back then on every Tuesday night, all the English Dept students would go to your house for gathering. You & Dr P were like parents to us.
We learned so much from Dr P's teachings in the classroom. Dr P was not only a great teacher, but also a godly example. All of us can see Christ in Dr P and you.
Joshua & I were married in SBC's chapel on Nov 13, 1976, the same day as our graduation. Dr P was our officiating minister. And I left for the wedding from your house. You said that would look much nicer than leaving from the dorm. Mrs Kan, wife of a Deacon from Grace Baptist Church came early to your house to help me get ready. You & Dr P were truly like parents to Joshua and me. We will never forget your love, prayers, kindness, generosity.....
Please take care, Mrs P & Siang Kiang. Our love & prayers are with you.
May Jesus' peace be with you at this time of grieving. Dr P is the symbol of calm and strength in the Lord. I thank God for him b/c he finishes well!
May you know the comfort and strength of the presence of God at this time.
I have very fond memories of Dr P from my time there in 1974, especially over time of the death of my father.
Peace, be with you.
Dear Mrs Poulson and Siang Kiang, may the Lord comfort and give you peace at this time of bereavement.
I graduated from SBC in 1983, during my studies there. Dr P not only taught us about the Bible, he also taught us about attitude, one lesson in particular, I still clearly remember that he told us not to tune out any speaker, because we never knew when the Lord would teach us even small things.
Thank you, Mrs Poulson for sharing Dr P's life n ministry with us.
In Christ, Lim SookLai
Mrs P considered our class as a special class and I consider Dr Pousson as a special teacher, mentor and father in the Lord who made me love the Word of God.
Dr Pousson you are precious in the sight of the Lord and also precious in our sight and memory.
Great is your reward and to be welcomed by the Saviour you loved and served joyfully throughout your whole life.
). My classmates and I had the honour, privilege and joy of having Dr Poulson teach us the Bible, pastoral counselling and homiletics (preaching) in the course of our four-year studies. We took four courses of homiletics under him. Dr P, as he was fondly called by church members and students, was eminently qualified to teach us preaching. As he was known as a famous and eloquent preacher and a solid Bible expositor among the churches of Singapore. He would drum it into us to preach the Bible and let the Bible always take its central place in our preaching. We were told time and again not to deviate from preaching the Bible by embellishing and padding our sermons with current affairs news, political speeches, tall, cock and bull stories and out of place sick jokes! Dr P has a very high view of the Bible. After graduation many of us budding preachers and pastors took his admonition and exhortation seriously by preaching the Bible.
He would video record our trial sermons we preach before him and then each of us would go before him for him to critique our trial preaching and sermons. In that way our preaching and sermon preparations improved by leaps and bounds! It is not an exaggeration to say that we learnt to preach under his supervision.
Dr P was more than generous in giving himself and his time to counsel and guide me spiritually during my four years’ stint at SBC. He gave me himself and his time to mentor me in the midst of all his busyness and the demands placed upon him by the College and his church. I cannot even remember the countless times he sat me down to talk to me about my personal life and progress in my service for the Lord. Even after I had graduated from the College I always found welcome in his presence whenever I needed a human spiritual father to speak to. To many of his students Dr P was our caring and prayerful spiritual father!
My relationship with Dr P went beyond being his student....He was our solemniser and minister who married my wife and I at Leng Kwang Baptist Church on 31 May 1980. We were so grateful to him for marrying us that after the birth of our son and only child Jonathan we brought him in the second month of his life for Dr P to see. He took baby Jonathan in his left arm and laid his right palm upon him to dedicate him to the Lord and prayed to bless him. In adulthood Jonathan’s respected pastor would invariably be Dr P as he interacted with the young man on several of our visitations to him.
The community of SBC has been greatly blessed by the 36 years of faithful teaching and preaching ministry of Dr P. It is not an exaggeration to say that he had a hand in moulding a generation of preachers and pastors for Singapore and far beyond. His leadership roles at the College has always been exemplary. In their 65 years of unflinching missionary service in Singapore churches of Singapore unto whom Dr P ministered in word and deed have always been blessed by him and his dear wife’s ministry to them. We shall surely miss their faithful and loving ministry to us!
Dr P and his wife have indeed given their lives to Singapore since 1952 when they arrived on our shores. Now Dr P has gone on to receive his eternal rewards in heaven. But his good works do follow after him on earth. Glory to God for a life fully surrendered to the service of Jesus Christ and His Church! Hallelujah!
Milton and ThainMolly Lazarus
Thank you for your patience towards us and your passion for His Word. We miss you dearly and we will remember what we have promised to our Lord and you - to be a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. Thank you and till we meet again....
The cloak, the scrolls and parchments ready by your side.
Your Darling Helpmate ever near, Mrs Poulson,
Was there through all the seasons and the flowing tide.
A precious couple left Old California then;
So many Springs of fruitful Service long ago;
Consumed with love for people hardly known yet when
The Call did sound so clear to two keen hearts aglow.
To go, to love, to serve, and never to return;
You heeded and you came to be amongst us;
The Word in hand, a fiery zeal did burn
That spurred us youthful ones in your footsteps thus.
If Love for God is pure and real,
Then prayer and service follow through;
If knowledge of the Word is founded well;
Then nothing can deter the Light to shine so clear, so true.
All this you showed and taught us well;
Our hearts and minds agreed in sync with yours.
Rest well, O Faithful Servant let testimonies tell
Of wondrous workings, miraculous open doors.
I thank my God upon remembrances so clear
Of care and guidance o’er a youngling keen to fly
Dear Dr Poulson, Mentor, Sage and Friend so dear
You gained the Crown of Life, you did not die.
Dr Ernest N Poulson passed away this morning in Singapore.
May the Lord comfort you and strengthen you.
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