Paul was born in Liverpool and spent his early childhood in the Wirral, Cheshire, making further moves south, eventually ending up in his late teens in Gerrards Cross.
Paul had a conversion experience in his early teens, when he experienced Christ’s love and forgiveness in his life. Paul's faith is based on following Christ’s teaching as well as having a living relationship with the Lord as a shepherd, companion and guide
After graduation, Paul trained as a chartered accountant in London and joined Barclays Bank where he worked for over 20 years in finance and risk management, including three years in Paris, where he met his wife Frederique. They live in Latimer, near Little Chalfont and have three children in their early twenties, and one granddaughter.