PCA Minister Robert Fiol Called Home to Glory

Bob Fiol, 74, was called home to glory on November 12, 2014

Fiol was born in India on December 23, 1940, to Frank and Esther Fiol, who were serving as missionaries with the Bible Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Covenant College and Covenant Seminary, and after seminary he was ordained by the Midwest Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod (RPCES) before beginning his 30 years of service as a Navy Chaplain.

 

The Rev. J. Robert Fiol, 74, was called home to glory on November 12, 2014. Fiol was retired after serving as served as Assistant to the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in America from 1997-2011. Before serving in the Stated Clerk’s office, Fiol had served as a Navy Chaplain from 1967-1997.

Fiol was born in India on December 23, 1940, to Frank and Esther Fiol, who were serving as missionaries with the Bible Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Covenant College and Covenant Seminary, and after seminary he was ordained by the Midwest Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod (RPCES) before beginning his 30 years of service as a Navy Chaplain.

Dominic Aquila, President of New Geneva Seminary in Colorado Springs, Colo., who worked with Bob Fiol in the PCA’s Administrative (AC) office commented, “Bob and I had the opportunity to work together in the AC office when I served as the founding editor of PCANews.com. One of the many assignments that Bob had was to answer the numerous questions that were sent in from individuals and churches around the PCA; occasionally, he would ask for my advice on how to answer some of the questions. In his desire to serve the PCA well, he was careful in the way he answered these questions, taking all of them seriously. His meticulous attention to details not only made for a smooth operation in the office but also for planning major events like the meetings of General Assembly. Bob was the consummate gentle-man, demonstrating a Christ-likeness that ministered to all. He was a blessed gift to the Church and will be missed.”

He and his wife, Pat, had four children, Kevin, Kristin, Peter and Rachel.