the interview

Get to know Paul and a little of his heart and vision.

the details

Read about Paul’s background and ministry.

Together with his wife, Lynn, Paul Clayton Gibbs pioneered the Pais Movement a non-profit organization that has grown from one pioneering team in Manchester, England in 1992 to becoming a global enterprise with teams in over twenty nations on six continents. Pais equips local churches to advance the Kingdom of God with new concepts, tools, and templates.

Paul is known for mobilizing the many not just the few. Currently impacting six continents with his books, Masterclasses, consultancy, and The Pais Movement, Paul has a slightly different perspective on things. He combines ancient methods of discipleship with a communication style that is creative and fun. He is an award-winning author and his books provide handbooks with practical principle applications to help people build something good together in their world.
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.

Paul has planted churches, repurposed churches, and served as an associate minister with churches both in the UK and USA.

He has served a denomination as part of their National Youth Department.

He has written short courses for various Bible Colleges in both the USA and UK on various topics.

After leaving school, Paul received training in Retail Management and worked to build teams across Manchester UK for five years.

Masterclass Suite
He is the Founder of the Masterclass Suite, a collection of interactive training events that provide both teaching and practical templates. Paul has traveled to every continent multiple times in order to help churches, businesses, and organizations ‘mobilize the many not just the few’.

Paul has authored several books, many of which have been translated into various languages including German, Portuguese, and Romanian.

The Shapes Test®
Paul has a passion to help people understand themselves, understand others, and make themselves understood in order to build something good together. Based on a simple personality test which takes 2 minutes to complete, participants can discover their Shape and receive various connected teaching on the following topics:

Strengths, Weaknesses, Conflict, Stress, Goal-Setting, Change, Language, Motivation, Demotivation, Collaboration, and more.

The personality test itself is accompanied by a book, a journal, a Masterclass, and a developmental tool that can be used by churches, businesses, and organizations.
It is a phenomenal resource to help couples, parents, and leaders.

Other Facts
Paul has been married for 34 years and has two sons and three grandkids.

Paul immigrated to the USA in 2005.

Paul is an avid fan of outdoor pursuits such as sailing, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking.

25 years ago Paul prayer walked across England. In 2021 he did it again!

Masterclass Suite

The Masterclasses are training events offering advanced Biblical perspectives, templates, and specific skills for discipleship, evangelism, and Bible study.


The Shapes Test

The Shapes Test® is a book and personality test that helps you Understand Yourself. Understand Others. Make Yourself Understood.


Interview at TBN

During an interview in the UK, Paul Gibbs talked about Pais as a
discipleship-led organization, as well as his book, The Shapes Test.


founder's books

Rather than simply teaching why and what, Paul’s books also provide the how!

founder's masterclasses

Find out about these interactive presentations.

The Masterclass Suite offers advanced Biblical perspectives, templates, and specific skills. They are popular with churches, conferences, and businesses. They all include companionship books, videos, and can be presented in-person or online.

Kingdom: How to align yourself with God’s plan.
Discipleship: How to disciple anyone, in anything.
Study: How to study anything with anyone.
Evangelism: How to reach anyone, anywhere.
Relationships: How to build something good together.
Culture: How to create a united community on all pages should be how to create a missional community.