Paul Bailie was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in January 1995. He served first in Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church under Very Revd Rodney Sterritt. Following this, he and his wife, Dr Anne Bailie, served as missionaries with PCI in Kenya. In Kenya he worked first as Deputy Director of Theological Education by Extension and then as Old Testament Lecturer and Academic Dean of the Presbyterian College.
In September 2005 Paul was appointed to work with Mission Africa (The Qua Iboe Fellowship) one of the oldest interdenominational evangelical missions in the UK. His work as Chief Executive of Mission Africa brings him regularly to Nigeria, Kenya and other African nations. Mission Africa concentrates on 4 main areas – evangelism, theological education, medical work and compassionate work. See www.missionafrica.org.uk. Paul has been active in setting up and supporting the Theological Education in Africa conferences in Nigeria and Kenya. Paul’s work with Mission Africa is recognised by the PCI General Assembly and he is a minister in Recognised Service. He is Students Convener for Ards Presbytery and is an active member of the PCI Council for Ministerial Training.
Paul holds a BA in Biblical Studies, BD, MPhil (on The King and The Levites in Chronicles) and PhD (on The Abrahamic Covenant in Chronicles) all from QUB. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Paul teaches various aspects of OT in Union College , across all 3 levels and occasionally helps with Masters and PhD supervision. Although he is primarily interested in Old Testament, he also studies African Church History and various aspects of military and police history.
Other memberships and interests include The Westminster Fellowship of PCI, Tyndale Fellowship, The Royal African Society and the Military Historical Society.
His hobbies are photography and shooting and he maintains a strict and unyielding disinterest in rugby and football. He is not as old or as bad as he looks.