Douglas A. Foster

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Douglas Allen Foster
Doug Foster ACU Summit 2013.JPG
Douglas Foster teaching at ACU's Summit in 2013.
Born (1952-08-30) August 30, 1952 (age 64)
Residence Abilene, Texas
Nationality American
Education Lipscomb University, Scarritt College, Vanderbilt University
Employer Abilene Christian University

Douglas A. Foster (born August 30, 1952) is author and scholar known for his work on the history of Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.


Douglas A. Foster was born in Sheffield, Alabama.[1] He grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Upon completing his undergraduate degree at Lipscomb University in 1974, he became an associate minister at Jackson Park Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee where he served until 1983. While there he completed his graduate work at Scarritt College. He began teaching at Lipscomb University in 1985 where he taught church history. While there he completed his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University. In 1988, Foster also began working as an archivist for Gospel Advocate magazine while working at Lipscomb University. In August 1991, he moved to Abilene Christian University where he has taught church history ever since. In June 2006, Foster was appointed Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Theology where he served until 2008. In 1994, Foster was named the Director of the Center for Restoration Studies located in Abilene Christian University's Brown Library.[2] He has authored numerous publications concerned with the history of the Stone-Campbell Movement.[3]





Personal life[edit]

Foster is married to Mary Linda Grissom Foster (née 1948). They have a daughter, Mary Elizabeth, and a son, Mark.


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Abilene Christian University. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Douglas A. Foster, Ph.D.". Abilene Christian University. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Dupray, Brad. "Interview with Douglas Foster". Christian Standard. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 

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