Paul has been the Music Minister at Tompkins since 2006. He and his wife, Anita, have four wonderful daughters. His hobbies include running, cycling, and fishing, when he can get the chance. Paul mostly enjoys spending time with his family. A 1987 graduate of Clarke County High School, Paul studied music under the direction of Mr. Gene Clarke and God was working in his life even then. Paul said, "God had to move mountains in order for me to be in this position. You see, I wanted to live life on my terms and I thought I was tough enough to make it work, my way". Paul continued, "You see, some of us just need a good talking to, and then there are others like me, that need a good spanking. It was hard for me to surrender everything. I am a person tha can make things work, but I couldn't in this case. My life had crumbled to nothing. It was then that I told God that if He could make something of this life, He could have it. God is so merciful. He lovingly brought me back to Him. He has made beauty from ashes just like He said He would. I can't believe the peace that I forfeited all those years in rebellion." Paul concluded, "Jesus is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. That's why I love to sing His praises!