Paul was born August 27, 1937 at Fostoria, Ohio. He married Ella Lambert on December 28, 1957. In 1963 he graduated from McPherson College. Their children are Cheryl, Aaron, and Brenda. He served pastorates at Allison Prairie, Lawrenceville, Illinois from 1964-1967, Walnut Grove, Olney, Illinois (yoked) January 1967 to August 1967; Piney Creek, Maryland 1967-1973, Thurmont, Maryland (yoked) 1969-1972. In Ohio, Paul served at Pleasant View from 1973-1978, Freeburg, Paris, Ohio from 1979-1982 and at Maple Grove in Ashland, Ohio. He has served on hte Camp Board nominating committee, District Board, and the Good Shepherd Home Board. In 1980 Paul was moderator of District Conference and Conference Manager in 1974, 1985, 1988, and 1989. He has been chairman of the District Ministry Commission, Chaplain at Samariton Hospital, chairman of Ashland County Food Bank Board, and is active in other county church programs. Paul was the Standing Committee Delegate from 1989-1990.