Paul became a Christian in 2005, when God completely changed the course of his life forever when he trusted Jesus as his Lord & Saviour when he was on holiday in Bulgaria. Over a number of years of steady growth in his faith and being discipled by his former pastor and friend, John Shearer, he began to realise that God had other plans than working for RBS for life. This culminated in Paul quitting his job in August 2013 and beginning a 2 year ministry apprenticeship programme with Musselburgh Baptist Church. The Bonar Trust funded him through this apprenticeship and then as a Leader in Training at Musselburgh Baptist. Paul is now Assistant Minister at Maxwell Church in Kilmaurs and plans to church plant in Kilmarnock.

Paul Harkess