Paul Thorne


My faith journey:
I grew up in a Christian home and have been actively involved in church service since I began playing my trumpet in church as a teenager. I was led to the Lord by my father when I was 12 years old, and was baptized soon after this. In 1998 I had struggles with opiate addiction, and went to treatment for 4 months. It was truly a life-changing event in our lives. God was able to lead me through this, and it has created a burden in me to help others struggling with addiction and alcoholism. I believe that my spiritual gifts include administration, helps, and leadership. I try to put God first in my life, and work daily on my walk with Him.

Books I recommend:

  • What’s so Amazing About Grace by Phillip Yancey
  • Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton
  • True North by Gary Inrig
  • Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby
  • Classic Christianity by Bob George