It was a Pharisees. Riding to Damascus to persecute more Christians. Light surrounded him, and God talked to him. Paul was blinded for 3 days until he was baptized by Ananias. Then Paul became Saul, a Christian.
helped spread Christianity to the gentiles
and later throughout the Roman world
On trial before the Sanhedrin
He was not executed because he was a Pharisees and a Roman - right to trail before Emperor
Paul = 1st major Christian in Rome, lots of our beliefs come from him, went to convert gentiles
2/3 of new testament can be attributed to Paul