“To first love God, be concerned for the welfare of others, and to pursue our life long goals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King
Reverend Douglas Thornton, MA, M.Ed
Pastor, Congregational Ministries
Praise the Lord!
My name is Douglas E. Thornton and I have grown to have a passion for learning about the Word of God. I began my walk with the Lord as a young man at the Apostolic Church of God where I served as a Sunday School teacher for the youth.
Church leadership and serving God’s people has always fulfilled my life in Christ. Over the years, I have served in various leadership roles from Christian Education, Men’s Ministry, Mentoring the youth, and teacher training.
Currently, I have the pastoral oversight responsibility for the Congregational Ministries at Victory. In this role, I serve as the Director of the Ministerial Alliance and Congregational ministries.
As an educator by profession, I hold the value of education close to my heart. I have pursued and gained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Masters of Arts in Theology, and also a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership. In ministry, my greatest honor was to obtain my license to minister the Word of God in 2006 and being ordained in 2008.
Spending time fellowshipping with family and friends is an important factor of living for me as well. I spend my free time golfing, reading, running or watching football. I also have been honored to be married to my wife, Kelley, for 21 years and we are the proud parents of two boys, Joshua and Nathaniel.