Paul Yersin : Elder and President of Action Biblique Suisse
For more than 40 years, Paul Yersin has been a member of the Action Biblique Church of Lausanne-Renens. He had a teaching career in the public school of the canton of Vaud. In 1982, he took a sabbatical year to study at the Geneva Biblical School, currently the Geneva Biblical Institute. This year allowed him to deepen his knowledge of the Bible. Thereafter, he volunteers in various activities of the church. In 2000, he was asked to take more responsibility. He accepts the position of Elder, which will be renewed several times.
A retired teacher since August 2016, he accepts to join the Committee of the Association of Evangelical Churches of Biblical Action in Switzerland. He accepts the presidency of the Association in 2019.
These words of Jesus have always touched him: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28 Life is not a long calm river, there are sometimes difficulties: It can range from simple incomprehension to conflict or even from illness to the loss of a loved one In all circumstances, God wants us to rely on Him with confidence.
This quote from Martin Luther King inspires him: “We must learn to live together as brothers, otherwise we will all die together like fools.” In the church, as in our society, living together in mutual respect is a real challenge. It is a challenge that God with His support asks us to meet: “Support one another, and, if one has to complain about the other, forgive each other. As Christ forgave you, so forgive yourself. “