who we are

our vision

…is that one day the primary mission of every Christian will be to advance the Kingdom of God and be equipped to do it the way Jesus modeled it.

our 2020/21 goal

…is to train 10,000 teenagers as local missionaries through our Pais Youth Academy.

learn more about our process

what is Pais?

Pais is a discipleship-led organization operating on six continents. We equip the local church to advance the Kingdom of God with new concepts, tools, and templates. We offer teams as a human catalyst to create partnerships between schools, community initiatives, businesses, and churches.

where are we

the founder

Paul Clayton Gibbs founded the organization which has grown from being one single team pioneering a work in Manchester, England in 1992 to becoming a global enterprise with teams and headquarters on six continents 25 years later.

Paul and Lynn Gibbs have two sons and two grandchildren. Originally from Manchester UK they live in Arlington Texas USA.

Paul and Lynn founded the Pais Movement in 1992 which now has teams and offices on five continents and almost 20 nations. Paul combines practical methods of discipleship with a communication style that is creative and fun. He is an award-winning author and his books are a great way to gain insight into the thinking, practices and principles of Pais. Paul’s main role on Pais is to facilitate our vision, teach and mentor our National Directors.

Serving as Founder and Global Director of Pais, Paul is a gifted speaker, teacher, and author of several books who spends much of his time producing resources to train and mentor Christian leaders. He also travels throughout the world, speaking and teaching.

He is the founder of the Masterclass Suite. If you’re interested in booking a masterclass click here.

25 Years ago Paul prayer walked across England. He’s doing it again!…thruhikeforschools.com

Paul loves sailing, swimming, surfing, hiking and of course Manchester United!


who we serve


Pais offers two main ways to serve churches:

  1. By providing full-time Pais apprentices for youth ministry, schools work and local church or business outreach.
  2. Training in our new tools for mission, discipleship and study.


Pais provides a team of 3-5 apprentices for an entire school year completely free of charge. Each week they are available to serve in school, connect with students as positive role models and emphasize school values.


Pais provides passionate apprentices that will grow in the areas of pioneering, leading young adults and evangelism. Apprentices will lead innovative Bible studies, organize outreach projects to university students and run local missions.


Pais provides Kingdom-minded entrepreneurs that work as an integral part of a business. In addition to running Pais programs for the employees and community outreaches, Pais apprentices lead innovative Bible studies and workshops.

what we believe

The Pais Movement is a non-denominational organization working with the Church to reach the world.

We believe in the following truths:

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary, truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first-fruit of our resurrection; His ascension to the Father, and His reign and mediation as the only Savior of the world.
  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.