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About Paul Backholer

  • Where were you born? In the South of England.
  • How old were you when you became a Christian? Around six years old.
  • When did you get on fire for God? When I was around sixteen or seventeen years old.
  • How old are you? I was born in the seventies.
  • How much do you weigh? It varies!
  • What do you do to relax? I love watching movies.
  • What was you first job? A paper round! But my first real job was being a store man in a factory, which I did for several years before Bible College.
  • When did you start at Bible College? In the 1990s.
  • Where did you learn how to make websites? A friend at Bible College taught me the very basics, and I developed my skills by learning new techniques.
  • What are your favourite Christian bands? I watch a lot of Christian music videos on the Internet - which are great.
  • What are you reading at the moment? A book about the mission work and travels of Dr. David Livingstone.
  • How often do you read your Bible? I found a daily reading scheme, which was made by an historic British preacher – Robert Murray M’Cheyne. It helps you read through the whole Bible in a year and the Psalms and New Testament twice. It’s available all over the world.
  • Who has influenced you the most? (Apart from Jesus of course!) Obviously everyone in my family have influenced me, and there are many church members, preachers, and friends who have touched and helped changed my life. Many years ago, when I was a teenager, I knew that my dad was on fire for God and I remember going on mission journeys with him. Sometimes we laugh together as I recall how dad would start talking to me about God around 9pm at night, and by 1am, I realised how tired I would be at work the next day – especially as I started at 7:30 in the morning! Even though I was not on fire for God at that time, I was inspired by those conversations, and they helped me get on the right path. Then my dad asked me to listen to some sermons by Duncan Campbell; one of those sermons changed my life, and it was then that I got on fire for God. So Duncan Campbell, the British Revivalist who died around 1972, was another major influence in my life.