Douglas Jacobs, D.Min.

Professor of Ministry and Homiletics


Contact Information

Office Location:  228 Hackman Hall

Office Phone:  423.236.2980



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Douglas Jacobs joined the School of Religion in May of 2002. Before coming to Southern, he served for almost seven years as senior pastor of Walker Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church in Avon Park, Florida. Dr. Jacobs has conducted several "Discover Jesus" evangelistic series in Florida, the Philippines, and Pakistan and has developed a series of biblically based health features for his evangelistic meetings. His doctoral studies focused on the relationship between health and spirituality, with special emphasis on the role of the doctrine of health in the message and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

In addition to his work in public evangelism and health ministry, Jacobs has been involved in a wide variety of other evangelistic and community outreach programs. While a pastor, he was involved in several radio ministries and developed and hosted "Faces of Faith," a half-hour television program. 

Dr. Jacobs' wife, Lanell, is a registered nurse, and they have two daughters, Janell and Katie. Doug's hobbies include bicycling, golf, water sports, kite-flying, wooden boat building, travel, and reading.


Education and Degrees:

  • D.Min. - Andrews University
  • M.Div. - Andrews University
  • BA - Southern Missionary College


Professional Memberships:

  • Adventist Society for Religious Studies
  • Evangelical Homiletical Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society


Undergraduate Classes Dr. Jacobs Teaches:

  • Advanced Biblical Preaching
  • Christian Beliefs
  • Health Evangelism
  • Church Ministry II


Graduate Classes Dr. Jacobs Teaches:

  • Advanced Preaching