About Doug Paul (and contact!)



What I’m up to these days
In my day-to-day work as an Innovation Strategist,¬†I work with organizations like Catapult, Auxano, the NewThing Network, the ECO denomination, Exponential, 100 Movements, Crossroads Cincy,¬† Christ Together, Younique, and a host of other orgs, including some of the fastest growing and innovative churches in the Western church. In a past life I served as the Global Content Director for 3DM, I’ve planted a multiplying missional church, was a Teaching Pastor at a mega church and led a church to a multichurch model (before multi-site was a thing).

Most of my work these days centers around innovation. A while ago, I kind of “tripped into” some breakthroughs that got me asking bigger questions about the interplay between Innovation and the Gospel. Three innovations¬† in particular really sparked this journey for me:

  • One team I led catalyzed a wave of discipleship that saw 7+ generations of disciple-makers. It went from one discipleship core of 6 people to 750+ groups and 4500+ people.
  • I helped spearhead, lead, multiply, coach or kick-start 5,000+ multiplying Missional Communities, a new form of Gospel expression in the Western church.
  • A while back I was a ghostwriter for a wildly successful content and training start up, while leading the content marketing strategy to sell more than 100,000 self-published books.

Local Work in Richmond,VA

While I no longer work there full time, I continue to serve as a pastor and elder of a local church in the inner city of Richmond, VA, where my wife, three kids and a Great Dane live. It is a racially and socially economically diverse church, focusing our mission on two square miles of real estate that just happen to have the 6th highest concentration of poverty in the United States.

Want to get in touch? Drop me a quick message and I’ll get back in a jiffy.

Family Life

I’m married to Elizabeth, the Chief Strategy Officer of MullenLowe, one of the largest and most successful creative ad agencies in the world. We have 3 killer kids: Avery, Jude and Sam. We recently got a Great Dane named Oliver and he’s…well…he’s big…

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