Paul has served in his local church as a Sunday school teacher (children to senior adults), elder, youth leader, counselor and mentor for the last 30 years. Answering the call to vocational ministry in 2002, Paul began studies at Denver Seminary. While at seminary, Paul served Bethany Church in Boulder, Colorado as the Minister of Pastoral Care (2002-2006) and Interim Minister (2004-2005). In 2006 Paul began pastoring The Little Church in the Pines, Salina, Colorado and is still there. Upon graduation from Denver Seminary with a Master of Divinity, May 2007, Paul also began serving Bear Creak Community Church in Evergreen, Colorado as the Interim Pastor for this new church plant, serving until February 2008. He joined the faculty of Denver Seminary as an Adjunct Professor, teaching intercultural missions in September, 2007. Paul is currently also pastoring Hillcrest Baptist Church in Arvada and has begun a new church plant, also in Arvada. Upon completion of Missional Church Planting Apprenticeship Program with Missio Intensive, Paul began conversations with Missions Door regarding church planting in the Denver metro area. Paul has a passion for establishing the church within neighborhoods in a missional fashion, a goal that matches that of Missions Door. In September 2008, Missions Door appointed Paul to begin planting a neighborhood church network in the Denver metro area. Paul and Brenda are excited about the potential harvest for the Kingdom.
Paul is the youngest of seven children and was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. At age 6 he was led to faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior by his father. Paul knew he was called to ministry at age 14, and has remained active in church leadership his entire adult life.
Brenda was raised in a Christian home. When she was 12 she went to see the movie "A Thief in the Night." At home that night she asked Jesus for salvation. Following this she was mentored by her 8th grade Sunday school teacher.
Brenda lives one day at a time in constant prayer. She is regularly encouraged by the Lord as she experiences His continual provision and answered prayers. Others count on her to pray for them because of her reputation for faithful prayer.
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Paul and Brenda by making a financial donation using a Credit Card or by Direct Debit (ACH).
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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