Joses was called Barnabas, a nickname meaning "Son of Encouragement". He was able to see others' potential and come alongside and help them when many were unable to see past the person's reputation. As God's people, we need to notice other's needs and develop the skill of encouraging them and helping to lift them up. Be sons and daughters of encouragement today.
Paul serves as Pastor for the United Church of God congregations in Spokane, Kennewick and Kettle Falls, Washington, and Lewiston, Idaho.
Paul grew up in the Church of God from a young age. He attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas from 1991-93. He and his wife, Darla, were married in 1994 and have two children, all residing in Spokane.