Although he has relocated with his military family to several places, Greater First Baptist Church Pastor Victor A. Paul, Sr. calls Montgomery, Ala., as home. He is the third of four children of the late Rev. Doctor Willie J. Paul and Magnolia I. Paul. Rev. Paul has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Tuskegee University, a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Oklahoma Baptist University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also certified as a biblical counselor by Southwestern Seminary.
Rev. Paul has been married to Cynthia “Renee” for 34 years. After his salvation in Jesus Christ, he views Renee, as God’s greatest gift to him. They are the proud parents of three adult children, Marcus, Victor Jr., and Joy Marie, and have five grandchildren.
Rev. Paul has served as a minister of adults, church planter, minister of education and an educational consultant for the Baptist General Conventions of Texas and Oklahoma. Rev. Paul currently serves as the proud pastor of Greater First Baptist Church in Bartlesville, Okla.