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Meet the Pastor

Dr. Douglas J. Rumford was called as Lead Pastor to Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana, California in November 2006. Previously Doug served as pastor/ head of staff at First Presbyterian Church in Fairfield, Connecticut, at First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, California and at Colonial Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Doug received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, graduating summa cum laude, as valedictorian of the seminary. He graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Doug has authored seven books: SoulShaping: Taking Care of Your Spiritual Life; TouchPoints for Leaders; What About Heaven and Hell?; What About Spiritual Warfare?; What About Unanswered Prayer?; Questions God Asks, Questions Satan Asks, and Scared to Life. He has also written a number of articles for Leadership Journal, Christianity Today, Moody Monthly and other leading evangelical publications. Doug is currently writing study notes for several new study Bibles to be published by Tyndale House Publishers.

Doug and his wife, Sarah, have four adult children, all living in California, two of whom are married. They have three grandchildren. In his free time, Doug enjoys playing golf, playing guitar, and, most of all, spending time with his family.

Doug’s greatest joy as a pastor is bringing God’s Word to life to change people’s lives. Click here for Doug’s latest
 On My Heart article.

Join Doug and Sarah on their Celtic Christianity and Presbyterian Roots Tour
The primary tour of Scotland will focus both on the history of Celtic Christianity which brought the faith to Ireland and Scotland and on our Presbyterian roots, especially in Edinburgh.  For those able to extend their time away, they will then tour northern and eastern Ireland, visiting Belfast to tour C. S. Lewis’ birthplace and learn about his early life there. They’ll then proceed to see St. Patrick’s historic sites and on to Dublin. The planned departure is May 31, 2017. Act now because next May will be here before you know it! Register here.

Doug & Sarah Rumford

Doug & Sarah Rumford

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