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Paul grew up in Northport, Long Island. At a very early age, Paul began to sense God’s calling him into ministry. Although he felt God’s calling, he spent a lot of time running from the Lord’s plan for his life. This journey took him from Long Island to Lynchburg, Virginia, then back to New York where he finally surrendered his will for God’s by completing a degree in Youth Ministry at Nyack College.
Paul met his wife, Kim, the first time he visited Nyack College. A romance quickly blossomed — they became engaged in their junior year and married before their senior year. Following Paul’s senior year at Nyack, Paul began his career in youth ministry as an intern at a church in Goshen, New York which led to a full-time, nine and a half year ministry there. After nine years of service, Paul felt God’s leading once again; this time to Hope Church where he has been serving since the end of September 2008. Paul and Kim have two children, Kaylee (5) and Mackenzie (2) and reside in Wilton, Connecticut.
Following is a brief summary of Paul’s testimony:
During those years of running from the Lord, it was my plan to prove to God He did not want to use a guy like me for ministry. And so I dove, head first, into a lifestyle of partying abusing drugs and alcohol. This was a dark time in my life that led me to failing out of college and producing a lot hurt and pain to family and friends. But God being the compassionate God that He is, restored the broken pieces of my life and made me whole again. Psalms 40 says Abel waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and hear my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. God did that just for me out of a life of sin, set my feet on solid ground and He has put a new song in my mouth for sure! I believe God can do this for anyone who calls on Him and embraces His son Jesus as his or her personal Savior!