Prior to coming to Pleasant Valley Bible Church on November 1, 2001, Paul pastored churches in Florida and Mariposa, California, and helped to plant a church in Merced. He has done junior high ministry (where he met his wife at Forest Home), college ministry at USC, UCLA, and CSUN, and was a college pastor at Grace Community Church, where he was ordained under the ministry of John MacArthur. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Southern California (Philosophy), and his Master of Divinity (M. Div.) and Master of Theology (Th. M.) degrees at The Master’s Seminary. Paul has been married to his best friend, Donna, for 30 years, and they have nine children.
As the senior pastor of PVBC, Paul’s passion is to preach Christ Jesus as Lord and to serve His body (2 Cor. 4:5), laboring to present the flock “complete in Christ” (Col. 1:28-29) through preaching, teaching and discipleship. He trains men to be leaders in the home and church. Paul is committed to nurturing strong marriages and families, and he and Donna have often had the privilege of doing premarital, marital and family counseling together.