Dr. Paul Mims was born in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up in Quitman, Georgia. He is a graduate of Carson-Newman College and Southwestern and Southern Baptist Theological Seminaries. He has been pastor of the following Southern Baptist Churches. Temple - Brevard, North Carolina; Seaford at Seaford, Virginia; First Baptist - Norfolk, Virginia; Druid Hills - Atlanta; Ocean View - Myrtle Beach, SC.
Paul has taught Seminary students on the Island of Barbados: St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tiruvuru, India. He has been on other mission trips to China, France, and the Island of St. Lucia.