April 24th, 2016
I was asked to share my story of Recovery at Victory Church. Boca Raton. What an honor to share with 1000 people. So honored!!!! Feel free to listen. Click on the link… MIRACLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kent Paul was born in Wheatridge, Co. in 1971. He grew up in a conservative spiritual family. His parents, Terry and Linda have been married for 51 years. He has an older brother, Kevin, and an older sister Kim.
He received a scholarship in both football and baseball his senior year in high school. He decided to play baseball and go to University of Northern Colorado, which was ranked 3rd in the nation for Kinesiology. Weight training for baseball became an extreme passion for Kent, so much so that he decided to get involved in competitive bodybuilding in 1991 at the Mr. Northern Colorado Championships. He took second place in the Heavy weight class, which was very good for his very first competition.
Two years later he spent a summer in Venice, Ca. AKA “Muscle Beach”. That summer changed his life forever. The owner of Venice Beach Gold’s Gym (Ed Connors) approached him and offered a full sponsorship to pursue a bodybuilding carrier. Ed introduced Kent to the best trainers and nutrition gurus in the world. The secrets to transforming the body and the knowledge to maximize human potential would become the key to his success not only in Bodybuilding but also in business.
Kent graduated from college in 1995 with a B.A. in Kinesiology and Nutrition and started his own fitness training business.
In 1998 he became Mr. Colorado. This would open up many doors in his life that would later take him to the national level of bodybuilding. 2000 Kent became world ranked and held that ranking until 2002 when he retired from the sport of bodybuilding.
October 21, 2005 (his birthday) Kent’s world changed forever when he was involved in a car accident that left him with a broken neck. This event led him to his darkest hour. For an entire year Kent did not leave his home in Parker, Co. He was in incredible pain that led to a substance abuse and full on addiction to pills and alcohol.. His world became very small and dark to the point that he wanted his life to end. July 1st, 2006 Kent wrote a suicide note and took action to end his life. God had other plans for him as a miraculous intervention took place in the middle of Kansas with the local police, highway state patrol and his parents.
On July 9th, 2006 Kent made a change in his life that would bring a new discovery of God in his life and change his perspective of himself and the world around him. He made a vow to change his ways and to focus on helping others to break out of personal bondage of addiction and life tragedy.
Kent changed his entire life and fitness transformation business creating systems that does not just focus on the outward appearance but also the growth of the mind and spirit. He has helped transform thousands of people’s lives all around the world thanks to the love and healing of God.
Since this change in Kent’s life God has blessed him in big ways including becoming the official Fitness Consultant and Judge for Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageants. Official Fitness consultant for Miss. America pageants, Fitness columnist for Douglas County News Press, Official fitness instructor for HARDKORE inc. seen at Invesco Field home of the Denver Broncos, host of Turbo Fit Radio show, seen on FOX news, seen on CBS news, seen on NBC news, seen on WEB MD, Key Note Speaker at American Diabetes Association Expo, official fitness coach on 106.7 FM KBPI fit contest, and official health and fitness columnist for Colorado Healthy Living magazine. Kent has most recently been featured on national television TLC network, “Crown Chasers” as the official fitness trainer and expert. Kent has published over 35 articles on life transformation and the author of “Power from Pain” (The Rise and Fall of Mr. Colorado)
Kent now resides in Boca Raton, FL at which he is the host of “My Recovery Radio” on AM 850 WFTL live Saturday’s at 8pm. Live stream on myrecoveryradio.com. His greatest passion is to help the people in the world that have been broken and seek healing through the grace of God and the tools of recovery.
Kent’s life has been greatly blessed and continues to be blessed every day.
HOPE | LOVE | HEAL