BA in Biblical Studies, Vanguard University
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
MFA in Creative Writing, University of Tampa
DMin in Pastoral Skills, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
A native of Southern California, Paul Linzey was a youth pastor, minister of music, associate pastor, and then a senior pastor in Southern California before going into the Army as a chaplain. In addition to ministering to soldiers and their families, he served on several committees and task forces for the Army Chief of Chaplains, and was the point man for religious support and services following Hurricane Katrina. He has been a trainer and mentor for chaplains and a speaker for military, business and religious events.
He wrote several articles for religious and military publications, and after returning from deployment, was featured in live interviews on CNN and the Miami Herald. He served as a writer and editor for Life Publisher’s “The Warriors Bible,” which was published in 2014, and is currently writing a nonfiction book.
In addition to his work with soldiers and their families, Linzey is certified to conduct civilian marriage seminars and parenting seminars. He has conducted numerous Suicide Awareness and Prevention seminars and Critical Incident Stress Management sessions, served on an Army family crisis response team, and provided pastoral counseling to many couples and individuals.
While serving as a pastor and as a chaplain, he taught as an adjunct professor at several Christian colleges, focusing on Practical Ministry, Bible and Apologetics. He now teaches Creative Writing at Southeastern University.
Dr. Linzey’s personal interests include music (trumpet, keyboard, and songwriting), digital photography, travel, sports (football, basketball, and racquetball), writing, seeing movies and plays, and spending time with family and friends.