Born the last of five children to parents who served as missionaries and evangelists, Jean-Paul has been involved in ministry his whole life. Having served on countless mission trips and service projects, he has developed a heart for those in need. In December of 2012 Jean-Paul went on a mission trip to Brazil that had a major impact on his life. There, he saw a huge need to provide quality education for underprivileged children. In 2014 he founded a non profit called Love Rescues, to which he serves as president. Since then, Jean-Paul has taken yearly trips to Brazil to develop and maintain relationships with multiple schools where Love Rescues helps to provide over 150 underprivileged children with food, education, and the love of Christ.
Jean-Paul is the proud husband to Elizabeth and father to two amazing daughters, Macy and Morgan Bailey. He has served as the Pastor of Worship & Creative Arts at Beaumont’s First Baptist Church since 2009, and also runs his own graphic design business.