Writer, Community Champion & Head of staff, American Church in Paris
The Rev. Dr. Paul Thomas Rock grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, Springfield, Virginia, and Stillwater, Minnesota. Paul has been engaged in cross-cultural service and pastoral work for 30 years, beginning with a three-year stint as a public school teacher in Budapest, Hungary. He served as an associate pastor in Santa Clarita, CA (Los Angeles area) and at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian in New York City before serving as the Senior pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri for 11 years. Paul has been the Senior Pastor of ACP since August of 2021. He received his Doctor of Ministry in 2011 from Drew University and earned his Master of Divinity with honors from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1998. Paul has two books published by Westminster John Knox Press.