Paul Chapman was born and raised in Killeen, Texas. He received the B.S. degree in Law Enforcement/Police Science from Sam Houston State University in 1993. In 1998 he graduated from the Brown Trail School of Preaching, and then moved to Dubois, Wyoming where he preached for six years. While in Wyoming, Paul authored his first book, Bears Don’t Eat Fat People. He returned to Killeen in 2005 to work as youth minister for the Killeen church of Christ. In 2008 he joined the family sign business full-time and now resides in Belton, Texas. He is also currently a member of the Bell County Historical Commission.