Elder Paul Maley

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Paul became a Christian during his sophomore year at UCLA.  After that he became active in his church’s college group as a teacher and small group leader.    He met his future wife Sharon there a few years later and both graduated with degrees in theatre.

Paul and Sharon have been partners in many creative ministries over the years, using their dramatic gifts in several church plants, and in professional theatre and educational work.

Paul has served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and an elder during his ten years at Canyon.  For the past 6 years he has also served as MC for the church’s annual crazy talent show, the Christmas “Thing.”  He especially enjoys opportunities to preach and teach – to point others to the truths of God’s word, and how we can embrace and apply them to our lives while we walk as sometimes struggling believers in an unbelieving culture.

Paul has been married to Sharon for 28 years.  Their children Ellen and Ben have been blessed by the ministries at Canyon and have both dedicated their lives to Christ and to Christian ministry.  Another aspect of following Christ that is close to Paul’s heart is the role of the local church in the lives of believers, and how God miraculously uses the Body of Christ, an amazing collection of imperfect people living out their faith together, to be His hands and feet and voice on earth.