About Paul

Paul, as he is known on the program, has been a fan of radio his whole life. He first became involved in radio as a young college student. He has had the privilege of sharing his recorded BY THE WAY messages since 1974 – remarkably for more than 15,000  consecutive days to date. Also, four books of selected messages have been published, including the latest 2014 one.Paul Devantier in the Studio

During his career Dr. Paul Devantier has held a number of executive positions in St. Louis, Missouri and in Washington D.C.  His professional work in communications has been honored with awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, Excellence in Media, Associated Church Press, Telley Awards, and from others.

Paul is married to his wife, Ellen, and they have five children and  seven grandchildren. The family has been very involved in adoption, foster care, and child welfare activities. They have received a number of honors including the “Friend of Adoption” award from the National Council for Adoption. Among other things, Paul and Ellen have welcomed more than 80 foster children into their home.