Rev. Doug Early has been an ordained, Presbyterian minister since 1994 and has been the pastor for the same congregation in urban Seattle for nearly two decades. In his over 20 years of preaching Doug has written nearly 1,000 original sermons. As the only pastor for his church, Rev. Early has been deeply involved in the full spectrum of the lives of his congregants. Queen Anne Presbyterian Church is very much a classic neighborhood, community church and a part of the larger PC(USA) denomination. More information about the church can be found on Facebook, or at the website: qapc.org
Doug is also the author of Abide In Me: Being Fully Alive In Christ, (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2016). This book offers hope for experiencing the life of God in Christ here and now, using wisdom from 1 John as a guide. Doug is also the author of a popular blog, Hints & Guesses: thoughts on God’s kingdom and the kingdom of this world. Since 2010, Doug’s posts have been viewed over 5,000 times and his site visited by nearly 3,000 readers. He has contributed to two published works Sabbath Keeping: Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest, Lynne M. Baab (IVP Books, October 2010) and Beyond Graduation, Denny Rydberg (Zondervan, July 1989), written a curriculum for pre-marital counseling, written informational pamphlets on Advent and Lent, and is currently compiling some of his original poems into a chap book.
Doug received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Washington and his Master of Divinity degree from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Regent College is a graduate school dedicated to equipping Christians from around the world for their work in whatever field to which they are called, emphasizing a combination of inter-disciplinary and theological education. Doug is also a regular attendee of the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College.
Doug and his wife, Andrea, are both life-long residents of the Puget Sound region and have been married for 25 years. They have two fantastic kids.