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Paul William Ellis
Paul William Ellis is a native of Lexington, Mississippi where he grew up in the home of a Christian mother. He received the Lord, Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of six. Paul received training from The Navigators and accepted his call to
preach the Gospel at the age of twenty-three. He received his B.S. degree from Columbia Bible College, Columbia, SC and a Masters in Biblical Studies and a Masters in Religion Education from Birmingham Theological Seminary, Birmingham, Alabama. For twenty years, he coordinated and helped plan activities for the growth of the church; developed a ministry to the Deaf; supervised staff; taught weekly bible study; organized retreats; assisted in pastoral duties which included preaching and visitation; taught sign language classes; developed and taught workshops on American Sign Language; organized praise and worship conferences, praise and worship concerts and 2 concerts of prayer. He served as sign language instructor in the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. Paul served as worship leader for the Birmingham Community Deaf Church. He was on staff with Christian Deaf Fellowship (CDF). He served as the music leader and music workshop leader for the Alabama Baptist Conference of the Deaf, and served as guest interpreter for the Freedom Rally in Robertsdale, AL.

In 1993, Paul founded International Institute of Deaf Services. Paul is presently an interpreter with the Federal Government and travels preaching and teaching the Word of God. The Anointing of the Lord is upon him as he leads God’s people into worship. Paul’s greatest desire and focus is to see God’s people grow into their full potential and mature in Christian character. He has ministered throughout the United States, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. He
released “Worship In Sign Language with Paul William Ellis,” a video of praise and worship music.

Paul holds an Interpreter’s Permit from the State of Alabama.
 
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