About the Author

Paul Gasque is a former pastor in the United Methodist Church and a retired investigator with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Following his retirement from law enforcement, he completed the Course of Study at Duke Divinity School and served in pastoral ministry for thirteen years in South Carolina. These two vocations have afforded him opportunities to work with people of various cultures from all walks of life in challenging, heartrending, and rewarding circumstances. He has served on mission teams in Rwanda and Malawi in Sub-Saharan Africa and currently serves as the chairperson of missions in his home church.

Paul is frequently called upon to lead worship services in other area churches in times of pastoral absence. He and his wife, Laura, participate in a weekly Reading Buddy program at the elementary school in their hometown of Latta, South Carolina. They are blessed with a son and daughter-in-law and a daughter and son-in-law.