I am Raymond and I have walked through lots of changes to come to this point.
I was born in 1972. Graduated High School in 1990. Was married in 1992. Became a father in 1994 and again in 1996, the same year I Graduated University.
From 1993 until 1996 I worked in the Insurance Industry as a licensed professional selling and maintaining Property and Casualty Insurance along with Life Insurance. Upon graduation in 1996, I stayed in the Insurance Industry but began a career in Information Technology and wrote and maintained insurance application programs until 2004.
About the year 2000, after a personal decision, I decided to dedicate myself to God, going back to church and working in his Kingdom. I grew. I changed. I served in various roles in the church. But, I learned I didn’t know the Bible.
In 2004, I went to a Bible School. In 2006, I graduated and went into pulpit ministry. I continued studying the Bible, the manner in which it unfolds, its types of literature, its historical timeline, and how those things affect understanding of church doctrines. I felt like I finally had a beginning of a grasp for understanding the Bible.
After years of pulpit ministry and intense Bible study, and after much prayer, I determined I could no longer best serve God by working in the pulpit. In late 2010, I quit public ministry and my family and I returned to Texas.
From basically 2003-2010, I utilized my personal website as a record of my personal journey, offering only a smattering of articles after that.
In 2011, I began Faith and Conviction a more professional site where I published and continue publishing things I learn. That same year, I took employment driving a bus for a Texas school district and drove three years. In 2014, after prayer, I dedicated myself solely to my family.
I am no longer the same. I am more spiritual and have greater faith in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I am a man changed.
I am Raymond, but you can feel free to call me David Paul.