evangelists of the douglass hills church of Christ
Paul was born March 2, 1931, in Hughes County, Oklahoma. He and his wife Wilma have three children: Eric, Kim Latham, and Beth Ray. He received his formal education at Abilene Christian College (BA, 1953) and College of St. Thomas (MA, 1971). Brother Earnhart began preaching more than 50 years ago during his college days in Texas, but has since preached in Nigeria, West Africa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and now in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of Invitation to a Spiritual Revolution: Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (Gary Fisher, 1998). Many of his articles appeared in Christianity Magazine from 1984-1999.
Mark has served as an evangelist for the Douglass Hills church since October, 1999. He received his BS in Journalism and Public Relations in 1990, and has pursued a degree in preaching from the College of Practical Experience. He preached with the Union church in Chiefland, Florida, for almost two years, then with the Northside church in Starkville, Mississippi, for three years before moving to Louisville to work with the Douglass Hills family. He has made four evangelistic trips out of the country-- three to Asia and one to Jamaica. He is married to his wife Teresa and has three daughters—Ciara, Alena and Camellia.
Emerson was raised in Valdosta, Georgia and began working with the Douglass Hills church in August 2011 as the preacher “intern.” He graduated from Florida College in the spring of 2011 with his BA in Biblical Studies. While attending Florida College, he did fill-in preaching for a few area congregations and worked with the churches at Forest Hills and South Livingston. During the two summers following his freshman and sophomore years at Florida College, he worked with the church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and their full-time preacher, Ron Cope. Emerson is planning to marry his fiancée, Shannon, in May of 2012.