Paul was born in the Netherlands in 1963. He has lived in Israel, including a brief period in a Yeshiva (Jewish Theological College) in Jerusalem. Paul become a believer in February 1987 and has done studies through the ACT (Australian College of Theology). He has a distinctive teaching style, and often brings out the Jewish frame of reference of a Biblical passage. Since 1997 Paul has been teaching the Bible in Churches & Messianic Fellowships, Christian & Messianic Conferences and Bible Camps.