About Paul

About Paul

I was Catholic by birth, re-baptized at a Church of Christ, continued in my religiosity by attending many types of churches, reached a point in my early 20’s where I completely left all churches and then at age of 31, found myself in a Baptist church. I thought I would try them all, LOL. I ended up at this church because I looked at my life of broken relationships, chasing after the world and wondering what life was really about, but the only answer that kept coming back to me was God. However, I was not sure exactly what that meant. I heard the gospel being preached and for the first time, knew that I needed a relationship with God, not religion. God has been so faithful and I cannot imagine wanting to do anything but serve Him and walk in obedience and repentance all of the days that He gives me until Yeshua (Jesus) returns to restore all things.

Healing testimony  When I look back to early 2009, I would never have thought that I would give a health testimony. Ultimately, God is our healer, so it is actually another testimony about His goodness and power in my life. I was one of three pastors, serving at a small church in Houston, Tx. I had always been in great health except for some stomach issues, but I had learned to control the stomach ulcer and seemed to be okay. The only real affect I had was that I had begun to lose weight while I had that ulcer. It was just a few pounds, but during 2009 the weight began to drop even more. When you are already slim, a few pounds is really noticeable. Then I began to feel tired regularly and it got to the point, that I would pull over in a parking lot while working in sales in my own business or while studying for school, and just take a nap for an hour or so. This began to be my habit but as many men foolishly think, I thought I could do it all—pastoring, school, business and a family. I was incredibly deceived into this thought process. To say I was stressed would be an understatement, but I thought that stress was primarily something in which you had certain feelings of stress as if to warn you. I knew much less about stress than I should have. I knew something was wrong and would mention that I needed prayer, but thought it was okay. A good friend of mine came to me with some health issues and I referred him to look at this from a natural perspective. We were going to both go to have some tests run and the day before, he cancelled on me. I decided to go anyway, even though I really thought my friend needed this more than me (I am a little slow). I went and discovered that I had stomach cancer. My wife and I walked out of there with full confidence in God. The next month I went back and had some blood work done that showed me details about my cells and she told me that if I do not make some changes in my life, I may not be alive next year. That woke me up. The big 3 cancer solutions (surgery, chemo and radiation) were not an option for me so we chose prayer, Young Living essential oils, Essiac tea and Juice Plus.