Dr. Douglas A. Hall is the President of Emmanuel Gospel Center in Boston, where he has served with his wife, Judy, since 1964, and an adjunct professor with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
In 1973, the Halls began teaching courses in urban ministry for Gordon-Conwell. In 1976, the seminary launched an urban extension, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). CUME later made the Halls’ course in urban ministry a requirement for their urban ministry master’s degrees. The Halls also teach a doctoral-level course at CUME on ministering in complex urban settings.
Dr. Hall holds a diploma from Moody Bible Institute (1960), a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and anthropology (1962), and Master of Arts degree in counseling and guidance from Michigan State University (1966). He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1968 with the equivalent of a Master of Divinity degree, and was granted an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from that institution in 1981 for his pioneering work in urban ministry.
Judy Hall is the Assistant to the President of Emmanuel Gospel Center and has worked side by side with her husband in urban ministry since 1964. She is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (1960) and earned a BA degree in education from Michigan State University (1963).
The Halls have two adult children and two grandchildren. They have lived within a few blocks of the Emmanuel Gospel Center since 1964 and are founding members of the South End Neighborhood Church of Emmanuel, which started in 1971.