Paul was born, along with a twin sister Pattie, in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1944. The family soon moved to Jackson, Mississippi where the children grew up.
Over the years, Paul had many varied interests in his life. Participating in music, choir, band, symphony and many youth sports of baseball, basketball, tennis and collegiate golf. He later coached baseball, basketball and instructed golf professionally for over 40 years.
Paul graduated from Mississippi State University in 1966 with majors in Political Science (pre-law) and Psychology. He graduated from Ambassador University in 1972 with a Theology degree. Paul has an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and still maintains an interest in flying with a private pilot's license. Other interests include writing poetry and a love of learning.
With his wife, Pat, the Kurts have pastored Grace Communion International churches around the eastern United States for over 40 years. Now retired from full-time pastoring, Paul devotes much spare time to studying and writing on Trinitarian, Adoption and Inclusion Theology—an understanding of God's Love for all humanity and His plan to have mankind live inside of His life forever, made a reality for all by Jesus Christ.
The Kurts have three grown children, Pastor Paul David, Michael Shane, and Dr. Allison K. Meadows and three grandsons, James Paul Kurts, Michael David Kurts and Maxwell Wesley Meadows.
Paul continues speaking engagements around the country sharing God's Love for all people. The Kurts reside in Madison, Alabama.