Pastor Doug Ellingsworth is a seasoned minister, author, and Christian leader who is passionate about equipping families to live out the gospel in contemporary culture. Born in Oklahoma, he attended seminary in Stockton, California. He served as a manager at a Christian children’s home, then assumed the pastorate of Finley United in 1997. For over a decade, he led the children’s ministry division of the TN District of the United Pentecostal Church; in that capacity, he developed educational curricular and training efforts, as well as directed children’s camps and worship experiences. Doug currently serves as a crisis-certified chaplain for the police force of his hometown of Dyersburg,TN. He is the author of multiple books, including Over the Fence, Cy’s Coffee Shop, and Call Her Blessed.He has been married for four decades to Anita, and is father to three wonderful children and ‘Poppa D’to three rambunctious grandchildren.