Paul graduated from Mississippi State University in 1966 with majors in political science and psychology. He graduated from Ambassador University in 1972 with a BA in theology. Paul has an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and still maintains an interest in flying. Other interests include writing poetry and a love of learning. Paul is a past member of the T.F. Torrance Theological Fellowship.
With his wife, Pat, the Kurtses have pastored Grace Communion International churches for over forty years. Paul devotes much time to studying and writing on trinitarian theology—an understanding of God’s love for all of humanity.
The Kurtses have three children, Pastor Paul David, Michael Shane, and Dr. Allison K. Meadows, and three grandsons, James Paul Kurts, Michael David Kurts, and Maxwell Wesley Meadows.