Paul Gray and his wife, Kitsy, are graduates of the University of Kansas. Along with a small group of friends, they founded New Life in Christ - A Community of Grace (known then as Heartland Community Church) in Lawrence, KS in 1991. Prior to 1991, Paul was a jazz musician / night club owner, retail music store entrepreneur, and owner of a long distance telephone company. He was an Army Reserve Warrant Officer & Band Director for 24 years. He still plays jazz in Lawrence every week, and has recently published a book, The Fishnet Experience, which is a fictional composite of actual experiences from his life and the Grace journey that Jesus led him on!