Spiritual and Ministry Formation
Ministry Leadership
Developing Leaders in the Church
Church Planting Field Trips

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Dr. Douglass came to Covenant Seminary after 14 years of pastoring in the Washington, D.C., area, where he planted three churches. Since coming to St. Louis, he has started two churches and more recently served for six years as a weekend pastor of a local church where he mentored students while continuing to teach full-time at the Seminary.

Dr. Douglass serves as Chairman of the PCA’s National MNA Committee and Chairman of the Missouri MNA Committee. He formerly directed Covenant Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program and served as president of the Association of DMin Directors.

Dr. Douglass is known for taking time to mentor and assist students in clarifying their sense of calling (each year he meets with approximately 330 students and graduates for at least one hour each), as well as for encouraging a vision for church planting. His book What is Your Church’s Personality?: Discovering and Developing the Ministry Style of Your Church (P&R, 2008) has helped many pastors and pulpit committees understand their unique church ministry style and gifts.

Dr. Douglass and his wife, Rebecca, have four married children and six grandchildren.

BA [Sociology]

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA


Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton, NJ

PhD [Educational Theory]

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO