Dr. Paul B. Ruffin
Director of Biblical Science
Jurisdictional AIM Chairman and
Sunday School Superintendent
Alabama #1
Bishop O. L. Meadows, Jurisdictional Prelate

Dr. Paul B. Ruffin, who serves as Senior Pastor of the Forge Temple COGIC in Birmingham, AL, is the Jurisdictional AIM Chairman and Sunday School Superintendent of Alabama 1st Jurisdiction.  He has served as the Assistant Dean of the O. L. Meadows School of Ministry (previously – C. H. Mason System of Bible Colleges), Huntsville Campus, since 1979.  He was asked by Evangelist Janis Tabbs of Kent, OH to serve as an instructor for the “Teaching Teens” Class in the International Sunday School Department (ISSD) from 1999 to 2003.  He has served as the Director of “Biblical Science” in the ISSD since 2009.  He is the President of Tender Love Family Ministries, Inc. – a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to minister to the youth via public Christian concerts and teaching events/media.  He has hosted the “Biblical Truths for Abundant Life” Radio Broadcast since February 2003.  He devotes a great deal of his time providing assistance to the economically disadvantaged in the community and ministering to the downtrodden and brokenhearted.  From 2004 to 2006, he served as Director of the Dr. Paul B. Ruffin Math Tutoring Academy (named in his honor) – a science and math tutoring support activity initiated to assist K-9 students that reside in public housing in the Huntsville, AL area.  In February 2012, he was presented the Pastoral Humanitarian Award by the Alabama People’s Choice for his untiring deeds in public service.


Dr. Ruffin, an Adjunct / Senior Research Professor in the Physics Department at Alabama A&M University, is a retired US Army Senior Research Scientist (ST).  To date, he is the only African-American that has ever attained such status in the Army civilian workforce.1 He received the B. S. Degree in Physics from Alabama A&M University.  He was the first African American to receive advanced degrees in Physics from any Post-Secondary School in the State of Alabama, when he earned his Master’s Degree and later his Ph.D. Degree in Physics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama.  Dr. Ruffin received a Doctor of Ministry Degree, D. Min., from Minnesota Graduate School of Theology.  He has 10 patents, 1 textbook (co-editor), 7 book chapter publications, and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.  He recently published a book entitled, “Scientific Facts in the Holy Bible EXPOSED.”  Dr. Ruffin, who is an SPIE Fellow, has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award – awarded to him by President Barak Obama, as well as two Civilian Service Medals for sustained meritorious service: the Department of the Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service Medal and the Department of the Army Commander’s Medal for Civilian Service