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P. Douglas Small has served as pastor, educator, conference speaker and consultant in the area of prayer ministries and city reaching. He is an ordained bishop with the Church of God. He holds a B.A. degree in Christian Ministries, an M. A. degree in Biblical Studies and a second M. A. degree in Church Administration, as well as a Ph. D. degree in Biblical Studies. He is the father of five children and grandfather of seventeen. His video and audio products, along with teaching kits and books, have been used by pastors across the nation for enrichment and ministry. He is an award-winning author and a popular speaker in pastors and leadership conferences, churches, ministry conventions, family retreats and gatherings for prayer and spiritual awakening. Increasingly, he is involved in national prayer networks and mobilization, with a Great Awakening in view.



P. Douglas Small serves as a consultant to local, regional and national prayer networks. He believes that the great need for the nation is prayer mobilization; and that out of a healthy personal prayer life – which is now rare, even among pastors.

To that end, he is consulting with pastors, city-prayer and mobilization leaders, under the umbrellas of the National Prayer Committee and the Mission America Coalition. The goal is to assist prayer leaders in establishing a prayer network across their city or county, out of which could come a prayed-for city, a cared for city, and one in which the gospel reached to the darkest, most resistant areas of the city-county. “This,” he explained, “requires a strategic process, which is beyond the scope of a local congregation. We need a city-construct of empowered lay-leaders, intercessors, as well as collaborating congregations and pastors.” We are in need of reformation in the structure of our relationships as believers and congregations.

Doug also provides consultation to pastors and prayer leaders who are a part of the Praying Church Movement. And he provides personal prayer coaching as well.

He has a wide range of ministry experience. He has served as a pastor as well as a Bible College administrator and faculty member. He has spent time working in the area of private Christian School administration and as a Biblical Counselor. He is trained in the use of a number of psychometric instruments – Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis; Myers-Briggs; the Personal Profile; the MMPI; the CPI. In addition, Doug has served as a trainer-facilitator for the citywide prayer summits conducted by International Renewal Ministries and as a trainer for citywide Lighthouse endeavors. His knowledge includes work with prayer initiatives in both congregations and cities. He remains active in prayer-based, city-renewal efforts in the nation in his current work in the Prayer-Connect Community Leadership Network (PC2LN) initiative. He also serves as a consultant to denominational, city-wide and local church groups regarding prayer designs.


Prayer Ministries

P. Douglas Small is working with the National Prayer Committee (NPC) and the Mission America Coalition (MAC) to establish city prayer leadership teams (PC2LN: He is the co-chair of the National Prayer Networks sphere of the Love2020 effort. This multi-faceted effort aims to encourage the collaboration of national prayer ministries, identify and raise up prayer advocates for the mobilization of collaborative, unified prayer across regions and cities.

He serves his own denomination, the Church of God, as International Coordinator for Prayer Ministries. Doug is working with PrayerBorne, a national intercessors fellowship; and with the Praying Church movement; as well as the Prayer Trainer’s Network and the Prayer Leader’s Continuing Education effort.

Doug has worked in the prayer ministry arena for two decades. For a dozen years, he served as the Southeastern facilitator for the Pastor’s Prayer Summit movement. In this role, he met with pastors from a variety of denominations in various cities for extended seasons of prayer and worship. These prayer summits were often the flash point for radical change in the hearts and relationships of pastors. Emerging from the summits came pastoral servant teams that collaboratively served the cause of renewal in their city. Now this effort is being reborn with a broader scope – to involve not only pastors, but also ‘Nehemiah’s’ – lay-leaders as peers seeking to impact their own workplace with the light and love of Christ.


Ministerial Workshops

P. Douglas Small speaks to pastors groups all over the nation, at pastor’s conferences and ministers and spouse retreats. His own experience as a pastor and a lifetime of ministry involvement have served to heighten his sensitivity for fellow ministers and spouses. He has a way of relating Scripture and experience to everyday life that is fresh and unique. He speaks to the heart, but in ways that elevate perception and add insight. His own experience includes home missions work, the Christian School ministry, service as College Administration and faculty member and, of course, tenure as a pastor. His present work in the prayer effort puts him in contact with ministers of almost every denomination on a regular basis. In addition to a pastoral retreat ministry, Doug also serves as consultant to the process of city renewal with a focus on prayer leadership and mobilization aimed at fostering a climate that would give America a “great awakening.”


Bible Conference

P. Douglas Small is a well-known conference and campmeeting speaker in his own denomination, the Church of God, and in many other Pentecostal-Evangelical circles. He has been the featured speaker at more than a hundred state or national conferences. The warmth of a pastor’s heart and the direct passion of a prophet are mixed with the richness of a Bible College classroom. “Practical …relevant …life changing …information packed” are words used to describe the insights gained. Whether the subject is “the Tabernacle of Moses” or the “Visions of Zechariah” – the “Anointing” or “Perils of Sheep and Shepherds” – inspiration and information converge for positive life change.


Family Conference

P. Douglas Small has spoken on family issues since the beginning of his conference ministry more than twenty-five years ago. His first ‘official’ conference, when the ministry was launched, was a pastor’s and wives conference. For many years, he was the featured speaker at the annual Gatlinburg Couple’s Getaway where he ministered to hundreds of couples. He and Barbara, his wife of 45-plus years, have five children and fifteen grandchildren. Doug has written a number of seminars combining practical experience and Biblical wisdom. In addition, Doug was a trainer for Psychological Publications, a managing associate with Carlson Learning Company, a leading producer of personality assessment tools. Combining the insights from a Biblical counselor and student of Scripture, the Alive Ministries family life seminars are sure to assist couples and families in enriching their marriages and finding sure Biblical foundations.



  • Married and the father of five children, grandfather of twenty.
  • Native of North Carolina, married to another native of North Carolina – Barbara Ruth (Bobbie).
  • Attended Lee College (now Lee University). Graduate of West Coast Christian College (now Patten College) – B. A. in Christian Ministries.
  • Graduate of Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary – M. A. in Biblical Studies.
  • Graduate of California Graduate School of Theology – M. A. in Church Administration.
  • Post-graduate studies at Regent University. Graduate of Trinity College and Seminary – Ph. D. in Biblical Studies.
  • Ordained Bishop with the Church of God, Cleveland, TN.
  • Served in the area of home missions, staff pastor, pastor and educator.
  • State Youth and Christian Education Board, Church of God – Dakotas and California (seven years of service).
  • District Overseer, Churches of God, Monterey Peninsula (four years).
  • Faculty member and Administrator of West Coast Christian College; then as director of extension studies in San Francisco.
  • Faculty member of Florida Beacon Bible College and Seminary; and East Coast Bible College.
  • State Board of Education – Church of God, California (four years).
  • Director of Ministerial Development – Church of God, California.
  • State Council of the Church of God, California (five years of service).
  • Chair on Evangelism – Church of God Institution of Higher Learning (two years of service).
  • Speaker at state or national conventions (Denominational Campmeetings and Prayer Conferences; National Day of Prayer leadership meeting; Governor’s Prayer Team national training conference; Revival Now Conference – the Cove; BGEA devotional gatherings; One Cry National Leadership Conference).
  • Frequent speaker at multi-denominational pastoral gatherings on issues of prayer, the city-church and renewal; National Day of Prayer gatherings.
  • Past Member of the
    • American Association of Christian Counselors
    • American Association for Counseling and Development
    • Christian Association for Psychological Studies
    • The Association for Religious and Value Issues in Counseling
  • Past Managing Associate with Carlson Learning Company – psychometric, relational assessment instruments
  • Trainer for Psychological Publications – TJTA instrument
  • National Teaching Evangelist, Church of God denomination (six years)
  • Coordinator of Denominational Prayer Ministries
  • Regional Director for International Renewal Ministries – SE USA (ten years)
  • Member of the National Prayer Committee
  • Member, Denominational Prayer Leadership Network
  • Facilitator for the pastoral prayer summit movement international
  • Ministry in every region of the US and on five continents
  • Simple man with a passion for the unity and renewal of the Church, to the end that America sees a “great awakening”
  • Received the Book of the Year Award 2015 from Christian Small Publishers Association in the category of Bible Study/Theology for The Praying Church Handbook – Volume II – Personal and Family Prayer

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