Paul currently serves as the Ortega Campus Pastor at First Baptist Church. The Lord saved him at an early age and having grown up in a loving, gospel-centered home, he eventually pursued theological education at Clearwater Christian College in Florida. Along with this education, Paul was greatly influenced toward ministry while as an intern at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. After completing that internship, he attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he obtained a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. During this time and after graduation, Paul worked in the hospital setting in Louisville and Jacksonville gaining invaluable work-world experience and forming significant relationships. He is excited to serve the same Christ that unites everyone at FBC Jax, and to see others come to understand who Jesus is and what he has accomplished for salvation.

Paul’s wife, Mel, is a teacher. They met in Jacksonville and were married in 2016. She is excited to make disciples of Jesus in the Ortega community alongside Paul. They both love to travel, read and spend significant time at the beach.