I'll start off: My favorite biblical character, other than Jesus, is the apostle Paul. More than any other, it was Paul that built the Christian church, practically from the ground up and gave Christianity to the gentile world. He was tireless, dedicated, and wrote the masterful Pauline epistles which gave instructions to the nascent churches outside Jerusalem. He also took time to succor his expected successors, the younger generation of preachers such as (I think) Timothy/Titus(?), counseling him to not cower before the elders of the church and let them push him around because of his youth. It is the opinion of many, including myself, that without the apostle Paul, there would be no Christian Church today - certainly not as we know it.