Live an empowered life.

Leader, lawyer, speaker

Paul has been married to his wife Tracey for over 34 years. He has four adult children and six grandchildren.


Paul continues to practice law and mediation in Adelaide - click here for more details about his practice as a barrister. 


Paul is also the founder of Freedom House Australia and Freedom House Global, a fledging new local and international work designed to equip believers in their relationship with God and their vocation to reveal the Kingdom of heaven in their sphere of influence. He previously led Gateway Church in Adelaide for 15 years.  


He has travelled extensively throughout the world speaking to various church organisations and business leaders in churches and at conferences, teaching into a range of topics including living an empowered life, a believer’s life in the Spirit, engaging the wisdom of Scripture, leadership, business ethics, dispute resolution, Biblical mediation, communication and the Kingdom of heaven.


Paul holds numerous qualifications including a Bachelor of Arts with Honours majoring in politics  from the University of Adelaide, a Bachelor of Legal Studies with Honours from Macquarie University where he was awarded membership as a Golden Key Scholar, a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice from the University of South Australia, and candidature for Ph. D at the University of Adelaide developing a thesis on accountability of police in Australia. (intermitted) He has been admitted to practice law in both the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of South Australia.


Paul previously held the position of South Australian President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs whilst studying at the University of Adelaide and has been a part time tutor at the University of Adelaide during his Ph.D candidature. He has previously managed his own businesses and been a member of the South Australian Police Department and police prosecutor.

Paul has a diverse range of skills and life experiences that he believes are valuable in teaching  and leading others, encouraging and coaching them into their potential and life purpose.


Deeply motivated as a "life learner" Paul continues to be inspired by the authenticity of servant leadership that empowers others. He believes that servant leadership creates a leader to leader connection and conversation to help people become self-governing and responsible so as to reach their full potential and life purpose in their chosen spheres of influence.



Paul Tothill provides free, in-depth content to help you live an empowered life.


Blogs, sermon notes, podcasts, video.


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