Paul J. Pastor


Paul J. Pastor (M.A., Western Seminary), is an author, writer, editor, and grassroots pastor living with his wife and three children in Oregon's majestic Columbia River Gorge. His work finds beauty and timeless spiritual wisdom in the natural world, biblical theology, and modern Christian life.

Paul’s careful eye and unique creative voice have garnered him more than twelve Evangelical Press Association awards for original writing, humor, and editorial work with Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal.

Following the success of the first volume in this series, The Listening Day: Meditations On The Way, Volume Two (October ‘2017, Zeal Books)  is a collection of 90 devotional readings to help you know God today. Grounded deeply in the words and images of the Bible, Paul invites you to listen in on beautiful, honest conversations with God, who encourages, laughs, loves, rebukes, invites, and instructs. Each day's reading ends with a short prayer inviting you to experience God's rich presence.

"Open your hand child. I make two promises: you will lose everything you thought was yours. And I will give you all things."

Paul’s latest work, A Life on Fire, a collaboration with one of the world's most influential religious leaders, Luis Palau, who shares his legacy message and spiritual memoir for the first time. Tracing Luis’ faith journey from humble beginnings on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to sharing the good news with millions and counseling world leaders, Luis’ life is filled with adventure, risk, and faith. This book is a deeply spiritual and intimate interview with a man who knows life is drawing to an end, but is only seeing the light grow. The collection of guiding principles from one of the most respected evangelists of our day will spark in you a fiery faith to live out the good news of Jesus Christ.

Paul is a sought-after editor, with dozens of book-length projects, publication issues, and short form prose to his credit, including projects for Zondervan, The Green Collection, Wipf and Stock, and Plough Publishing. He is also a veteran interviewer and collaborative writer.

His last name is either providence or coincidence.

Twitter: @pauljpastor