Paul writing to Timothy
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, and intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle–I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying–a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
Paul was converted on the road to Damascus, originally called Saul; persecuted the the church.. Acts 9-3:19