Bible Answer

How many missionary trips did Paul make?

How many missionary journeys did Paul make?

Traditionally, we count that Paul made three, long journeys to share the Gospel with Gentile peoples, but these were not Paul’s only missionary travels. He also traveled to Rome in chains near the end of his life, and he may have continued on to Spain. 

Even before his first missionary journey, Paul preached in Damascus, Jerusalem, Caesarea, Tarsus, Antioch, and Arabia. Though these travels are not counted as “journeys” in the traditional sense, they do reflect Paul’s constant movement in seeking to fulfill his mission.

You can read about Paul’s journeys beginning in Acts 9 through the end of the book. Additionally, Paul speaks about some of his other travels in Galatians 1.