Paul O'BrienPaul O’Brien

five15 Youth Ministry Director / Campus Ministry Director



Paul came on staff in 2015 as the Director of our Youth Ministry, five15, and also became the Campus Ministry Director overseeing RGC’s ministry to George Mason University in August 2017. He is the author of a book entitled Gospel-Centered War: Finding Freedom From Enslaving Sin.

Previously, Paul was the Youth Pastor/Associate Pastor and then the Lead Pastor at Grace Crossing Church in Louisville, KY, where he led the church in a discipleship initiative. Paul has also been a Sargent/Squad Leader in the Kentucky Army National Guard, and has held several secular jobs. He is originally from Mansfield, Ohio.

Paul has a Bachelor of Arts in Expository Preaching and Pastoral Leadership from Boyce College in Louisville. He is currently enrolled in The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing a Master of Divinity Program with a Concentration in Christian Ministry.

Paul is married to Leah and they have three children: Uriah, Lyla, and Evangelina.

In addition to writing, Paul enjoys reading, exercising, hiking, and spending time with his family.