Bachelor, Samford University, 1962. Master of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Seminary, 1965. Doctor of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Seminary, 1972.
Pastor Fulton (Alabama) Baptist Church, 1962-1966, Ruth (Mississippi) Baptist Church, 1968-1970, Ethel (Mississippi) Baptist Church, 1970-1972, First Baptist Church, Citronelle, Alabama, 1972-1974. President Paul Lowell Smith Evangelistic Ministries, 1974-1991, Smitty Realty, Inc., Saraland, Alabama, since 1975, Message Telecommunications Service Investment Corporation, Saraland, 1989, since 1995, Foley Plantation, Inc., since 1994. Pastor Romar Beach Baptist Church, Orange Beach, Alabama, since 1995.
Consultant land development Merchant's National Bank, Mobile, Alabama, 1985-1986.
President Citronelle Youth Football League, 1982. Master ceremonies Citronelle Oil Bowl Pageant, 1982. Auctioneer various charities, Mobile, 1980-1994.
Foreign mission board Southern Baptist Convention. Evangelist for crusades in Ecuador, Antigua, Guyana.
Married Janet E. Lindsay, January 23, 1964. Children: Janine Smith Shelby, Paul L. Junior, Scott Lyndsay, Andrew Hamilton.