Paul Linzey is a writer, speaker, and mentor. He was a pastor before going into the Army chaplaincy, retired from the military in 2015 at the rank of Colonel, and then served as the Protestant pastor at the United States Naval Academy.
Paul is available for preaching, guest speaking, training church volunteers, marriage seminars, and more. His wife, Linda, is also an ordained minister who is available for speaking and teaching, whether in a church setting, Bible Study, or women’s retreat.
Linzey completed the Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA. Graduate degrees include the Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, the Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Tampa.
Linzey is an award-winning author who has written articles for religious and military magazines. He was a contributing writer and editor for Life Publisher’s The Warriors Bible in 2014. Then in 2019 he published a book called WisdomBuilt: Biblical Principles of Marriage. His second book, released in 2020, is titled Safest Place in Iraq, and focuses on his experience as a military chaplain in Iraq during the war. His third book, Military Ministry: Chaplains in the Twenty-First Century, was co-written with Dr. Keith Travis of Liberty University. Many of his devotional articles can be seen at CBN.org’s online magazine. And he just came out with book #4, called Butterfly Believers.
Paul’s personal interests include music, digital photography, movies and theater, sports, and family. He and his wife have three sons who are military officers, ten grandchildren, and a Beagle.
His theme Scripture is First Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we were willing to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.”