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COL(R) Toby Quirk
Senior Pastor, Pioneer Valley Assembly of God
USMA Class of 70 Grad
The Reverend E.S. “Toby” Quirk is Senior Pastor at Pioneer Valley Assembly of God in Huntington, Massachusetts where he shepherds the spiritual development of his parishioners and directs community service ministries including a prison outreach, the regional food pantry, assistance for victims of domestic violence, and a concert series for youth. He also serves as Chaplain for the Huntington Police and Fire Departments. Rev. Quirk is the founding Pastor of Southwick Assembly of God in Southwick, Mass.
Pastor Quirk graduated from West Point in 1970 and received a commission in the Infantry. He served in mechanized infantry units in Germany, three Special Forces (Green Berets) Groups, the Army Recruiting Command, 122 Army Reserve Command and Third U.S. Army. He commanded an infantry platoon, an infantry company and a Special Forces Battalion. He was assigned to Task Force – Kuwait as J-3, Chief of Operations in 1992. His decorations include Airborne Wings, Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge and the Legion of Merit. He is a graduate of the Army Command and Staff College and Webster University where he received an M.A. in Human Resources Development.
Upon his retirement Toby prepared for the pastorate by completing his ministerial education at Global University, Springfield, Mo. and assisting various pastors and leaders of community outreach services in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He is an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God.
Toby and his wife Linda live in Huntington, Mass. They have two grown children, Bridget and Bradley and two grandsons.