Paul was born into a pastor’s family and has known ministry all his life. At the age of six, he accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord, and as a teenager, he knew God was calling him into music ministry. This call of God led him to pursue music degrees at Moody Bible Institute (BA Music Composition) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Music).
In addition to his calling and service in music ministry, Paul also serves in Christian higher education—currently as the Dean of Registration Services at Bluefield University (Virginia). To better meet the requirements of this educational calling, he has earned additional degrees in Business (MBA; Western Governors University), Education (Ed.S.; Liberty University), and Ministry Leadership (D.Min.; Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary).
He and his wife Kiel met while they were both music majors at Moody, and they work together as a ministry team. They have two children, Josiah and Annika.
Prior to college in Chicago, Paul lived in Florida; northern West Virginia; and Fairfax County, Virginia; while Kiel grew up on the plains of Nebraska. After graduation from Moody and their marriage, the Lemons lived in Fort Worth, Texas; southern Illinois; Franklin, Tennessee; and now Bluefield, West Virginia.
Paul enjoys building or repairing—homes, campers, his Skoolie—and riding his Honda Shadow motorcycle.
Major areas of responsibility include:
· Worship and Music Ministry
· Audio, Visual, and Streaming Ministries