Author Douglas Pirkey

Douglas was reared in North Carolina and grew up attending the Episcopal Church. It was during his stint in the U.S. Coast Guard that the Father drew him to Christ. Afterward, upon graduating from culinary school, he cooked in hotels, French restaurants, and bakeries. Later, at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, MN he earned an undergraduate degree in Christian Studies. His education also includes graduate studies in Clinical Pastoral Education and Counselor Education. His ministerial experience includes the following: homeless shelter program director; substance abuse counselor; hospital chaplaincy; and counselor to perpetrators of domestic violence. Douglas, with his wife, Joie, preaches the gospel in the U.S. and Rwanda serving orphans and widows of the Tutsi genocide through Shouts of Joy Ministries. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and their three children. There he teaches hermeneutics through the Basileia School of Ministry within his local church. Douglas is a self-employed painter.

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Introduction Common Path Alliance (C.P.A.) actively promotes, through collaborative relationships with churches, the erosion of…