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Rainbow Trail Lutheran Bible Camp
Hillside, CO
Tommy Oman
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and Preschool 4
South Lyon, MI
Becky Kreipke
Our Saviors Lutheran
East Grand Forks, MN
Shellie Larson Vingelen

Calvary Lutheran Church
Golden Valley, MN
Jackie Adelmann Photography

Shepherd of the Valley
Apple Valley, MN
PZ Photography
Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp
Amery, WI
Tommy Oman
Balsam Lutheran Church
Amery, WI
Kaydi Sobottka
First Lutheran Church
Mitchell, SD
Kristi Heidinger
Glencoe City Center
Glencoe, MN
Katie Fitzmaurice Rotz
Nkweshoo Parish
Moshi, Tanzania – Africa
Melissa Johnson
Rebound (Tri-Synod Youth Gathering) UW
River Falls, WI
Laura Handrahan-Ramlow
St. Armands Key Lutheran Church
Sarasota, FL
Marianne Meier


Featuring Paul in our worship was one of the most engaging, meaningful experiences our congregation has had in years. Paul’s gifts of painting and presence are amazing, and the good news shines through him.
Dan Poffenberger

Senior Pastor, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake MN

Very humbling and emotional. Extremely moving. Stunning, amazing and beautiful!


Words cannot express how touched I am in my heart.



If we have Paul again, I will invite 20 of my closest friends!

from MN

This was the perfect worship event by which to remember our loved ones.

from throughout the United States

Your ministry inspired faith in the new generation. This highest of priorities is fulfilled in what you do – Thanks be to God!
Philip Blom

Pastor (retired)

My four-year-old was mesmerized for the entire time! She kept telling me every part of the story as Paul painted it.
A Mom

from WI

So emotional, it brought me to tears.

from WI

The whole story came to life before my eyes!

from WI

I was simply carried into prayer by the colors.
Dirk Lange

Professor of Worship, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

Our Lord Jesus painted pictures in our minds when he told parables. Paul puts these depictions on canvas to bring Christ’s images to bear on our lives.
Christopher Croghan

Professor of Religion, Sioux Falls, SD

Thank you for including the choirs in the powerful worship. Everyone is still talking about it throughout the community!
Lee Nelson

DMA Zahn Chair of Choral Conducting, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

I was amazed, and when completed I looked with amazement on the painting! Both young and old sat mesmerized. This is a great event for the whole church!
Pastor Dave Williams

Hope Evangelical Free Church, Osceola, WI

We were truly blessed to have Paul come to our parish to paint the Road to Emmaus story during the Easter Season – an awesome experience!
Andrea Bleck

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Catawba, WI

Captivating! Watching Paul open up the story of the Scriptures through his painting held our congregation spellbound.
Pastor Neil Craigan

First Presbyterian Church, White Bear Lake, MN

Paul’s heart shines through in a dynamic way as he allows the Spirit to create through him a Gospel message that jumps off the canvas and penetrates straight to the heart.
Steve Dornbusch

Pastor (retired), Calvary Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

It was a profound coming together of the audible and visible Word.
Pastor Dwight Hanson

Hope Lutheran Church, Ladysmith, WI

My kids came home and told us all about it, how awesome it was!

Concordia Int’l School, Shanghai, China

Jesus has called and is powerfully using Paul’s incredible gifts to revive a hunger for His living, active Word.
Pastor Wendy Berthelsen

President of Call Inc., Dallas, TX

That was the most amazing thing I have ever seen!
Ten-year-old worship attendee

Clayton, WI

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Brooklyn Park, MN
Photos by: Phil McDougle

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Involve Your People

A Drawn to the Word experience is centered around the Word of God. We work to incorporate the God-given talents of all ages. The Worship Service or event becomes the Body of Christ in action in your midst. Musicians, singers, readers, promoters, planners, and even builders who construct the canvas each share in the excitement.

An Inside Look

DRAWN TO THE WORD is the artistic ministry and mission of Paul Oman, pastor and professional artist. Paul creates larger-than-life sized murals of any Bible story or theme in less than an hour as audiences are engaged by watching the process. The Biblical story comes to life before your eyes, impacting lives and congregations in profound ways.

You choose the theme; PAUL paints the story. Events are planned in conjunction with the congregation/event host involving musical talent of the congregation and community, or Paul can provide a pre-scripted event with music and narrations.

To see a story created on canvas before your eyes is a unique and powerful experience which brings people of all ages and denominations together.

Paul paints during worship services, educational events, retreats, special events such as weddings, anniversaries, and retirements, youth gatherings, conferences, college choral performances, camps, outdoor settings, memorial events, outreach events, disaster relief efforts, school and corporate events, and more.

Paul’s painting process compliments most styles of music, worship, and events, from contemporary to high liturgical, and from outdoor street events to camps and professional concert appearances.