Paul McEntee (Pastor of Worship)

Paul grew up in a Christian home in Fresno, California and accepted the Lord as his personal savior at a young age. He was involved in music early, beginning with piano in elementary school, brass instruments in his junior high and high school bands, and later learning and falling in love with the guitar in high school. He went on to become his Christian high school chaplain which required him to lead worship in chapel each week.

After high school Paul went to Fresno State University where he majored in music, receiving a scholarship to play tuba in the Fresno State marching and concert bands. He led worship in his church college group, worked and played music at Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center each summer, and began playing lead guitar in a Christian band which played all over the Central Valley. After three years, he felt God calling him to attend a Christian college. He transferred to Western Baptist College (now Corban University)in Salem, Oregon in 1996. There he met his wife, Jaynell, an Idaho girl who was majoring in English and Language Arts Education. Paul often led worship in chapel services during his years at Western and played on the worship team at his church. In 1998 Paul and Jaynell married. After graduating college in 1999, they returned to Fresno where Paul taught choir and instrumental music at his alma mater, Fresno Christian High School, and Jaynell taught English at a local public high school. Paul immediately got involved in the worship team at their church in Fresno, and also resumed playing lead guitar with the Christian band, which had evolved into a worship band, leading worship at events and camps throughout the Central Valley.

In Fresno, the couple began their family. Jonah was born in 2002 and McKay in 2004. Paul then returned to Fresno State and completed a Master's Degree in music education in 2006. They felt God leading them to Idaho and with Jaynell 8 1/2 months pregnant with their third son, Tobias, moved the summer of 2006. God led them to Central Valley Baptist where Paul became involved in the worship team and eventually began leading. In 2008 they completed their family with a daughter, Elsie.

Jaynell has left the public school classroom to stay home and raise their children. She home schools her children and counts it a privilege and a blessing to be able to be with them each day and train them in righteousness. In addition to being worship leader at Central Valley, Paul teaches instrumental music at Columbia High School and is passionate about ministering to and be a representative of Christ to the young people he comes in contact with each day. He is passionate about music and its role in bringing glory to God and pointing people to Christ.