MEET OUR NEW PRESIDENT
Hyles-Anderson College is pleased to welcome Dr. Dave Douglass as our next president.
Dr. Dave Douglass was born and reared in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic area in Washington State. During his senior year of high school, he enlisted in the United States Army. After spending two years of duty in Germany, he was transferred to Fort Bragg. It was there he came to know Christ as his Saviour at Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Upon completing four years of enlistment, God’s will brought Dr. Douglass to Hyles-Anderson College for Bible College training. While in college, he was active in the bus ministry and served as a bus captain and division leader. He met his wife Tina while serving the Lord together on a Chicago bus route. The Douglasses have been married for thirty-two years and have three children and two grandchildren.
Dr. Douglass has served in the ministries of First Baptist Church of Hammond for thirty years; twenty-three years as the principal of City Baptist Schools (a Christian school for inner-city Chicago bus riders), and seven years as an assistant pastor. His primary duties as assistant pastor included being the Ministry Personnel Director, developing the curriculum and program for the Foundations of My Faith discipleship series, and personal counseling. Dr. Douglass currently serves as the director of the Hammond Bible Institute and guides the Student Advocacy Office at Hyles-Anderson College.
Dr. Douglass received a counseling certification in 2010 from L.E.A.D. Ministries in Greenville, South Carolina. Additionally, he has attended hundreds of counseling seminar hours in training centers all over the United States. He has counseled thousands of people during his years of ministry at First Baptist Church of Hammond.
Dr. Douglass will be assuming the daily operational responsibilities of the college effective immediately. His organizational and administrative experience will provide structure and direction for the staff, faculty, and students. His many years of ministry work will maintain the spirit of what Hyles-Anderson College is all about, training the next generation of servant-leaders to serve the Lord in full-time ministry. His balanced approach to the Christian life will benefit the college in a great way.