Paul Goodliff grew up in an evangelical Anglican Parish in Patcham, to the north of Brighton, and it was here that he came to faith. He trained for Baptist ministry at Spurgeon's College, and served for four years as associate minister before moving to Stevenage as minister of the Bunyan Baptist Church in its old town.
While at the Baptist Union, he was a moderator of the Baptist Union's Church Relations Committee. In 2009, Paul completed a doctorate in theology and ministry at King's College, London. He has written books on pastoral care; the theology and psychology of shame; and most recently, ministerial formation and virtue ethics, Shaped for Service (2017).
Paul lives in Oxfordshire, is married to Gill, and they have three adult sons and a number of grandchildren. He is passionate about art and books, paints when he has time and enjoys travel throughout Europe.