Faith Beyond His Father’s

V.Doug Paul was born in July 1981 in Richmond, Va.—demographics that make his birth, in a sense, historic. He was born, six months after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, to conservative Christian parents who knew for the first time the thrill of voting for a candidate who represented their values, Christian values. Graduates of Oral Roberts University, Gregg and Glenda Paul had thrown themselves into the Reagan campaign, canvassing and making calls. “I liked the direction he was going. I liked his ability to communicate,” remembers Gregg. “I liked that he was very much pro-life, less government.” When Reagan won, the Pauls felt they had contributed to his landslide.