Who We Are
Dr. Paul F. Kinnison, Associate Pastor
Dr. Paul Kinnison joined the staff of First Baptist Church, Sun City West, on March 1,
2003, after serving as pastor of the Grand Canyon Baptist Church in Grand Canyon
National Park for six years.
His ministries in First Baptist Church, SCW focus on Christian discipleship, pastoral
care, and mission ministries. He is an able counselor who assists people with life issues.
Dr. Kinnison is a graduate of three institutions of higher learning - Grand Canyon
University, Phoenix; Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; and Golden
Gate Baptist Seminary, San Francisco. In his advanced studies, Dr. Kinnison focused
on needs of persons in physical, emotional, and spiritual crisis. His studies in Clinical Pastoral Education connected him with the needs of persons in intensive care and coronary care units and with patients dealing with behavioral health concerns. Additionally, he has worked with families dealing with domestic violence, and with grief, death, and dying.
Prior to his ministry in the National Park, Dr. Kinnison served as Senior Chaplain in the Arizona Baptist Retirement Centers and in various positions with the Arizona Baptist Children's Services. He has served as a minister of education and minister of senior adults in churches in Kentucky and Arizona. Dr. Kinnison has also been involved in community service organizations. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Grand Canyon University and has served as a field supervisor for Golden Gate Seminary.
He and his wife, Norma, are parents of a daughter and son, both adults.