What Are Some Key Events in the Life of the Apostle Paul?

Some key events in the life of the Apostle Paul are his education, conversion and missionary trips. The apostle was born in Tarsus circa 5 A.D. Many traditions believe that the Apostle Paul was executed by the Roman Empire circa 67 A.D.

Paul was born a Pharisee. He went to study in Jerusalem at the school of Gamaliel. He became self-righteous and began to persecute Christians. While Paul was traveling to the city of Damascus, he heard Jesus' voice and a light from heaven blinded him. Soon after, he converted to Christianity and became its leading proponent. He had three missionary journeys to various cities to teach the gospel of Christ. The book of Acts describes each missionary journey.