Introducing the Author

Blessings in Life

Rev. Dr. L.D. (Doug) Ervin, the 8th of 12 children, was born in rural Rock Hill, South Carolina. Father of two daughters, Lisa and Courtney. 


    * Attended Adelphi Business School     

    * BS Degree (Washburn University)    

    * MS Degree (Xavier University)

    * MA Degree (Cincinnati Christian   


    * Master of Divinity Degree (Asbury 

      Theological Seminary)

    * Doctor of Ministry Degree (United    

      Theological Seminary)  


    * Ordained Elder, Christian Methodist 

      Episcopal Church

    * Provisional Elder, United Methodist   


    * Currently, pastor of Union Chapel 

       United Methodist Church,    

       Middletown, Ohio 



    * U.S. Air Force (4-years)

    * U.S. Air Force Reserve (including)

          * Air Force National Guard (11-   


          * Special Agent, Air Force Office   

             of Special Investigations (16-



Civilian Employment:

     * U. S. Postal Service (including)

           * Mail Handler; Letter Carrier; 

              and Distribution Clerk (8-years)       

           * Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal 

              Inspection Service (20-Years) 


     * Docent (5-years): National   

        Underground Railroad Freedom    

        Center, Cincinnati 



     * Step by Step: The Story of The      

        Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth
    * The Faith Journey of Bishop E. 

        Lynn Brown
    * Meditations and Reflections 

     * Inside the Chisolm Trail (coming   



     * Senior Citizen Bowling 

     * Rusty Wallace "Leisure" Race Car 

       Driving Experiences 

     * Horse Back Riding

     * Cycling  

Foreign Travel:

     * Republic of China (1972)

     * Japan (1972)

     * Israel (2008)

     * Haiti (2012)