Paul and Jean were seasoned servants of Christ, having served in churches in Indiana and Nebraska, when they were appointed by Missions Door on March 16, 1999, as church planters to the Las Vegas metro area. In addition to serving as the launch pastor of Summit Ridge Church in Las Vegas, Paul has served as a church-planting Specialist for Missions Door in both the Southwest and the Rocky Mountain regions. In January 2019, Paul was appointed to move from church planting to disciple-making and leadership development. This new appointment will allow him to make continued impact as he invests in the younger generation. His focus will be to develop and implement a community-based, relational evangelism and disciple-making strategy in Northern Colorado using Jesus’ model of a balanced focus on winning the lost, building up believers, equipping workers for the harvest, and training up reproducing, disciple makers. As Paul says, “Jean and I have lived out the mission ‘of helping individuals find and follow Jesus’ for the past 20 years! Our mandate does not change. Our strategy will continue to be making disciples who live out both the character and priorities of Jesus!” Paul is passionate about three things: his family, fishing and fishing for men. His ultimate pursuit is to orbit daily in close proximity to Jesus and to be transformed into His character. His major goals in life include impacting his grandchildren and populating heaven with as many people as he can reach!
Paul trusted Christ as his Savior as a young boy while growing up in Southwest Missouri. His journey following Christ led to Denver, where he received his biblical education degree at Western Bible Institute (Currently Colorado Christian University). Paul then completed his graduate studies at Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. Jean, a registered nurse, trusted in Christ when she was a child. She finds her greatest delight in following Jesus and impacting her family and friends through that relationship.
Married in 1971, Paul and Jean have four children and ten delightful grandchildren who capture their hearts.
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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast
Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.
The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.
The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.
Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.
Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.
Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.
Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.
In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.
Population: 320 million
Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other
Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others
Ministry service area:
Colorado, United States