Pastor Jim Toole

On Friday, April 23, 2021, Pastor Jim Toole took his last breath here on earth and his first breath in heaven. Rev. Dr. Jim Toole was the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for 12 years.

Pastor Jim’s wife, Rev. Pati Toole was also taken by cancer on January 15, 2022 after a 17 year battle.

Please continue to pray for their sons, Jake and Conor, along with the rest of their family. Again, we thank you for respecting privacy, so if you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to the Church Office and we will do our best to answer them.

Below we have linked information on the memorial service, Jim Toole 1K, a letter from Pastor Mat Grover, Pastor Jim’s final sermon, along with Pastor Jim’s YouTube channel with weekly videos of his journey navigating Stage 4 cancer.

We love you, Pastor Jim.

Celebration of Life and Faith

A Celebration of the Life and Faith of Rev. Dr. Jim Toole was held Saturday, May 15, 2021. The service was both in-person and live-streamed. Please click below to view the recorded service.
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Jim Toole 1K – April 23, 2022

The Jim Toole 1K is Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 9:00 am – 11:30 am! In honor of the one year anniversary of the passing of Pastor Jim Toole, we will be walking the loop at Riverfront Park and celebrating Pastor Jim’s life well-lived!
Pastor Jim loved how our church served the community. We will be honoring him by collecting food items for the new Haven Totes food pantry in Amphi Middle School which will eventually serve families in the schools in need in the southern end of the Amphitheater School District. Questions? Please contact Pastor Mat Grover at mgrover@sapctucson.org or RuthAnn at rsmithrud@sapctucson.org.

A Letter From Pastor Mat (4/24/21)

Dear St. Andrew’s Family,

 

I am writing you this day with some difficult news. Last night (4/23), Pastor Jim Toole took his last breath here on earth and his first breath in heaven. Throughout his short and fierce battle with cancer, Jim has continued to point us to the ultimate Gospel truth that God has redeemed us and has prepared a place for us to spend all eternity with Him. So, although we might be sad and our grief is very real, we should also rejoice in the hope that we have and trust that Jim is now resting in the loving arms of our Savior!

 

Jim called us as a congregation in his last sermon to “keep doing what we are doing.” So, tomorrow during worship we will acknowledge our individual and cooperate grief, but we will also do what we have been called to do, and that is worship our Risen Savior, the one in whom our eternal hope rests. We will also have prayer warriors and Stephen ministers at the ready for anyone who would like some extra prayer. Over the next few weeks, these people and other grief counselors will be available for anyone in our St. Andrew’s family. If you would like to speak to someone or have questions, please feel free to contact the church office and we will point you in the right direction.

 

At this time, there is no date for a memorial service, but we will keep you in the loop as plans take shape. Please continue to pray for Pati, Jake, Conor, Jay (his brother), Bud, and Carolyn (Jim’s parents). Again, we thank you for respecting privacy, so if you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to the Church Office and we will do our best to answer them. May we trust in our eternal hope and that the Creator of the Heavens and Earth is holding on to us and will NEVER let us go.

 

Grace and Peace,

 
Pastor Mat

Pastor Jim’s Final Sermon (4/11/21)

Pastor Jim blessed us with a final message for St. Andrew’s. If you were not able to join us, we hope you will take a few minutes to listen to this incredible leader and servant. We love you, Pastor Jim! Thank you for all you have done for SAPC and for the Kingdom of God!

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Pastor Jim’s YouTube Updates

Over the course of Pastor Jim’s battle with Stage 4 Cancer, he shared his thoughts and insights as he navigated the journey.
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