Paul and his family arrived at EIC in August 2019 to help establish our church plant at Ternes in the 17th arr. of Paris where Paul serves as lead pastor since October 2021. Before coming to France, their family lived and served local churches in Central New Jersey and then in West Tennessee. God has blessed Paul and Abby with three energetic children: Silas, Ollie, and Lewis.

Since feeling a personal call to serve God as a pastor at age 19, Paul has served in various churches and ministries. His diverse roles over the last 15 years have included discipling youth, college, and young professionals, communications and media as well as leading worship ministries. In each of these capacities, Paul’s passion has been to shepherd the people of God through teaching and preaching and servant leadership.

After many years of church planting work, Paul began his studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014 and completed his Masters of Divinity with a focus on Great Commission studies in 2019. Paul and Abby are now grateful to be a part of what God is doing at EIC Ternes, and looking forward to seeing how the Lord will grow and multiply His church in and around the city of Paris.