About Me


5My name is Paul Linzey and my wife is Linda Linzey. We have three grown sons, nine grandchildren, and a Beagle named Sophie.

After serving as a pastor in Southern California, I went into the Army as a chaplain. Now retired from the military, I’m focusing on writing, speaking, and mentoring in a variety of settings.

My education includes a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA; a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA; a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Tampa; and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Skills from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA.

I taught part-time for several years in the Barnett College of Ministry and Theology at Southeastern University, and for two years I taught Creative Writing full-time in the Department of Humanities, where we created a brand new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Now I’m ready to focus full-time on writing. And I’m excited about it.

I enjoy playing Racquetball and Table Tennis, and watching Football and Basketball. Other interests include movies and plays, photography, travel, music, and people.