Paul Lancaster – Chief Ministry Officer

Paul Lancaster Jr., Chief Ministry Officer of Dallas 1 Corporation, has been blessed with a loving wife, Janice, two children, Ian and Carly, and three grandchildren, Finn, Nora and Callum. Since 1968, Paul has been in the underground utility business. He is licensed as a Certified Underground Utility Contractor and a Class V Fire Line Contractor in the State of Florida. Paul received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Florida in 1974.

Paul and his wife have been members of New Hope UMC (formerly Brandon First United Methodist Church) for over thirty three years. He completed his fifty hours of training to become a Stephen Minister in 2010. Since 2007 he has served on the Board of Directors for Family Life Resources. Paul has been a member of the Tampa C12 Group since 2000. He is a graduate of the 2012 Lifework Leadership training seminar.

Prior to Dallas 1 Corporation, Paul served as Utility Superintendent for Azzarelli Construction, Woodruff and Sons, Southern Water Contractors, Dallas 1 Construction, Trujillo Construction and Akers and Associates. During a portion of his employment with Woodruff and Sons and Trujillo Construction, he served as Vice President.

Paul has been involved in the Site Development/Underground Construction Industry since the late 1960’s. Paul has been able to establish and develop strong relationships with municipalities, private developers, suppliers and other contractors throughout West Central Florida, especially in the Tampa Bay area.

Through his new position as Chief Ministry Officer at Dallas 1, he is striving to have a positive impact for Jesus Christ while walking alongside the employees and gaining their trust by caring and being available to them.  With God’s guidance, Paul looks forward to earning the respect and trust of all employees of Dallas 1 and their families.  

Mentoring of future construction leaders and men striving to attain a closer walk with Jesus Christ has become a very important aspect of Paul’s life. His Life Bible Verse is 1 Peter 3:15 which reads, “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.” He is currently leading a Friday morning Bible study at Dallas 1 Corporation as well as a monthly C12 Mentoring class. In addition to these leadership opportunities, Paul and Janice host a weekly Small Group Bible Study in their home. Additional activities and hobbies include golf, coaching youth baseball and traveling.