Lead Pastor

Pastor Paul was raised in a pastor’s home and has been a lead pastor for nearly 20 years, leading Mission Hill Church since 2011. Mission Hill is a multigenerational, multicultural, multiplying church, which now has three campuses in the greater Tampa area: Mission Hill Central Campus (Temple Terrace), Mission Hill Six Mile (Seffner), and Mission Hill Lake Carroll (Carrollwood).

His vision for Christ-followers is that you do whatever it takes, wherever you are, to show the light & love of Jesus like a city on a hill. Mission Hill lives this vision through loving God passionately, and loving others intentionally.

Pastor Paul has a heart for missions and pastoral training, so every year he travels around the world equipping and encouraging pastors, through The Barnabas Effect conferences. He has invested in the lives of pastors spanning across 4 continents (including the Middle East); and he also participates in at least one mission trip a year, traveling to countries around the world sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Paul is an author on a best-selling devotional, My Daily Devotional, as well as a contributor on Johnny Hunt’s book, Get Connected: Mobilizing Your Church for God’s Mission.

Pastor Paul married his wife Kimberly in 1993. They have four boys – Micah, Caleb, Noah, and Luke – and an adopted daughter, Aniyah.

He currently serves on the Florida State Board of Missions, and on the executive board for the Tampa Bay Baptist Association. He has previously served as the President of the Florida Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, and as a Moderator of the Tampa Bay Baptist Association.