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Dr. Paul Mullikin

pastor.jpgDr. Paul H. Mullikin (“Bro. Paul”) has been the pastor of Ripley First United Methodist Church since June of 2012.  Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Bro. Paul has served the United Methodist Church since 1977 as pastor of churches in Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.


After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lambuth University and a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology in Emory University, Bro. Paul earned a Doctor of Ministry in the area of Pastoral Care and Counseling from Vanderbilt Divinity School.


Outside the local church, Bro. Paul serves on the Board of Lakeshore United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries of Eva, TN where he has served for over two decades as the Dean of Camp Joy, a week-long camp for youth and adults with disabilities.


He is married to Barb and they have six grown children (three of whom have been married in the last four years) and one grandson.  Together they serve in our church and community in a number of ways.  They love to travel to visit family or simply for enjoyment.


To all who are interested, Bro. Paul offers a daily devotion Monday through Saturday of each week.  He offers these brief daily meditations on scripture readings hoping they may continue to bless and enrich your personal faith journey.  These can be delivered each day directly to your email inbox, or if you prefer, they can now be accessed at Bro. Paul’s new blog called  When you visit the blog just click on follow at the bottom right side of the page and enter you email address.  You may unsubscribe at any time.









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