Paul E. Leightner is the product of a Bible-centered home. He attended Fort Wayne Bible College for a year and a half before entering Indiana Institute of Technology to earn a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering. In 1968, he founded Leightner Electronics, Inc., which produces cutting-edge products for NASA, military contractors, and the industrial market. He continues as CEO of the company. He currently serves on the Board of Church Ministries, International.