Director of Music Ministries
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Paul
began playing piano at age 3 and spent much of his
time performing in church.
first church position came at the young age of 13 as the church pianist at First Baptist Church
in Pearl, Mississippi.
quickly developed a love for church music and started playing the organ at age 16.
While studying piano and organ at Mississippi College
, where he
received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano, Paul
won several awards and competitions and studied abroad at the University of London
A Pressar Scholar, Paul furthered his education at Baylor University, where he received a Masters of Music degree in church music and organ.
A versatile singer, he
has performed with opera companies throughout the United States and around the world.
has appeared with various symphonies and has worked with the likes of Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge") in the New York Broadway scene.
But after many years of performing on some of the biggest stages in the world, Paul
realized that the successes of his
career could not outweigh the stresses and challenges that he
faced every day.
In the summer of 2003, Paul
retreated to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
It was at Lake Junaluska that Paul
felt God's call back to his
first love...sacred music.
passion is leading people in worship, and his
music has touched many people as he
has performed in numerous churches throughout the country.
But everything leads to his
desire to bring comfort, guidance and the presence of God to each listener, so that they may know that God truly loves them.
"I don't know why God has blessed me with the talents He
has, just as He
blesses every person with their own...but I want to use them to honor Him, to thank Him, to lead others in worshipping Him.
My prayer is that all who see how I live my life, find Him in me."
is Director of Music Ministries
at Centenary United Methodist Church
in New Bern, NC where he
resides with his
continues to maintain his
touring throughout the United States, but also enjoys leading worship at annual conferences, revivals and other special events.
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