Paul received his B.S. from Western Baptist College in 1972 and has served as a pastor and missionary in Italy, the Congo, and Northern California. He founded and taught in Garden Valley Christian School then enrolled in 2004 at The Cornerstone Seminary and graduated in 2007. He is Senior Preaching Pastor of Community Bible Church of Placerville and serves as General Director for Compassion for Congo, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. He and his wife, Ginny, have four children and eight grandchildren.