Pastor Paul has served as clergy since 1978. He began in the United Methodist Church in Alabama. He received his Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After coming out as a gay man he served congregations in the Metropolitan Community Church in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Minnesota. He became Senior Pastor at Holy Trinity Community Church UCC in September 2011. He is married to his partner Bill since 2005.