1972 Additional youth homes open under the PAYH name in other states.

1974 Inducted into the Georgia Athletic Hall of Fame.

1975 Appointed member, Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

  • Presented Branch Rickey Memorial Award, highest honor presented to a layman by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
  • Autobiography titled, The World’s Strongest Man is released.

1977 Recipient of the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement.

  • PAYH opens its on-campus school with the help of Truett Andrew.

1981 Paul’s second book, Home: Society’s Pacemaker, is released. The main office complex burned down and had to be rebuilt. Simultaneously, Paul’s battle with Bright’s disease resurfaced.