Paul Porter was born and raised in Nacogdoches, TX. He loved to play the game of baseball growing up and was recruited to play college baseball. During his senior year of high school, he realized that life was not about himself but another person: Jesus. He realized that Jesus was Lord, repented from his sins, and received God's forgiveness that is only in God the Son: Jesus. He went off to college to play baseball and majored in Exercise Sports Science. During his freshman year of college, God rocked his world. He surrendered his baseball career and was left searching for his calling. After seeking and praying, he was compelled to go into the vocational ministry. He graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, TX) with a Bachelor's of Arts in Christian Ministry with a minor in Biblical Languages. He has been part of various ministries: overseas, prison, camp, and students. He was a youth ministry intern and pastor at a few churches in Central Texas. He joined the FCC Lawrence staff on August 28, 2017. He is here to make disciples and to teach disciples to make disciples. He loves to read literature regarding the Christian worldview, watching college football and Major League Baseball, and enjoys building relationships with people.