About Paul Palmer

With 30 years in pastoral ministry, and over two decades of proven success in the corporate business world, Paul Palmer founded Leading by Grace in 2009 to coach/mentor pastor and marketplace leaders.  An ordained Minister of the Gospel, he has overseen church planting as well as church growth, and while a Senior Pastor for 20 years in Texas and Arizona he had direct pastoral responsibility for 12 churches within the regions of the Western and Southwestern U.S., Mexico, and the Philippines.  By God’s Grace Paul has extensive experience in the marketplace, pastoral ministry, church planting as well as consulting churches & organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds.

He’s a man who – He is who he is, no matter where he is.  And you’re going to simply get one thing from him, and that’s Christ.  And I love that about him.

Justin Erickson

Lead Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

Beliefs and Core Values

Leading by Grace subscribes to the basic tenets and essential doctrines of the evangelical Christian faith and value these guiding principles:

  1. Gospel of God’s grace.
  2. Scriptural sufficiency & inerrancy.
  3. Relationships built on trust, sincerity, and friendship.
  4. Leadership, transformation, servility, humility, and multiplicity.
  5. Missional lifestyles and the planting and building up of local churches.
  6. Successful businesses influencing and serving their communities.

It is uncommon that in the world of business, one finds the qualities of integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, loyalty and commitment in one person. I was fortunate to have worked with a man that personifies all of these qualities. Paul Palmer and I have been friends for more than 30 years.

During those years that he worked to achieve this dream, never once did he compromise his morals or those Godly business principals that he operated under, and he would not let other compromise either! Consequently, he left the industry with the highest respect from his peers and me.

C. Ferris Karam

TGK Properties

Paul Palmer, of Leading by Grace, is an answer to my prayer and a blessing to me and the entire Evident Life Church family, as we expand God’s kingdom through the local church.  His wealth of ministry insight, knowledge and wisdom has been invaluable.  His love for the Gospel and for the church is always evident and drives all he says and does.  Paul is a sincere and grace-filled man of God, who has really “been there, and done that”.  When I spend time with Paul I am challenged, encouraged and sharpen to be a better pastor.

Eric Jones

Lead Pastor, Evident Life Church