Paul Flowers is pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He attended the Virginia Commonwealth University, receiving a bachelor’s in religious studies. He earned a master’s of divinity from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and a doctorate in ministry with a concentration in preaching and leadership from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Paul is also the co-founder of Next Level Youth and Family Services, Inc., a non-profit committed to making a difference in the lives of African-American youth. He is passionate about seeing lives and communities transformed by the message of the gospel. He and his wife, Monique, have three children: Paul, Andre, and Erica.