Paul Stanley’s early life was shaped by the influence and examples of his Christian parents with solid biblical teaching and values. Paul graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1963 having won distinction in leadership, football and lacrosse. He served seven years as an officer in US Army and was highly decorated for bravery while serving in Vietnam. Paul and Phyllis married in 1963 upon graduation from West Point.
The Stanleys joined The Navigators in 1970 and worked with students and military officers in the Washington, D.C. area. In 1973, Paul and Phyllis and their four children moved to Europe to pioneer a Navigator discipling and leadership training ministry in the East European Bloc and the former Soviet Union. Paul later assumed responsibility for the rapidly expanding Navigator European ministries.
After eleven years, the Stanley family returned to the United States, where Paul helped bring about major changes in ministry approaches and a new emphasis of leader development. In 1990, Paul joined the International Executive Team, which gives overall leadership and direction to Navigator ministries in 112 countries with over 4000 missionary staff of 87 nationalities.
Paul gave leadership to large portions of the Navigator’s global movement, and spent most of his time coaching, mentoring and developing leaders throughout the Navigator world. Paul is a speaker, writer and sought after consultant and coach to many senior leaders and organizations in developing strategy and leadership, and bringing about change. He has co-authored the book, Connecting, which focuses on mentoring relationships.
Paul and Phyllis have dedicated their lives to people: helping others to develop and orient their lives and leadership around Jesus Christ. This has been, and continues to be, the heartbeat of their ministry.
Paul and Phyllis have four married children and eleven grandchildren, and make their home in Colorado.
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