Demar, Dixie, & Big John


  After graduating from Vigor High School (Prichard, AL) in 1963 Dr. Demar Elam began a life-long quest to "Go ye into the world, and preach the gospel to every creature". Since 1990 Dr. Elam has been the Director of the Open Door Ministry and is also the Director of Mission Studies at Amridge University. Dr. Elam has preached the gospel in 41 countries of the world. He served as a missionary to New Zealand for nine years, and he and his wife, Dixie, continue to plant new congregations in that country.

    Dr. Elam has served as a pulpit minister for the Daleville Church of Christ (Daleville, AL), Elba Church of Christ (Elba, AL), Arab Church of Christ (Arab, AL), Hamilton Church of Christ (Hamilton, New Zealand), Forest Park Church of Christ (Forest Park, GA) and the Madison Church of Christ (Madison, AL).

    Dr. Elam was born on July 25, 1945 in Mobile, Alabama. He married Charlotte Dixilyn (Dixie) Turner on Dec 4, 1964. They have three children (Alison Hogan, Tonya Thomas, and John Elam) and five grandchildren (Keith Hogan, Blake Hogan, Ben Hogan, J.D. Thomas and Jessica Thomas). The Elam's now call Athens, Al their home and all are faithful members of the West Hobbs Street Church of Christ.

    Dr. Elam has an extensive educational background. In 1967 he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Faulkner University. He continued his education at Southern Christian University earning a Master of Science Degree in 1976 and a Master of Divinity Degree in 1978. In 1999 he earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Erskine Theological Seminary. Dr. Elam serves as a staff writer for an international publication, "The Voice of Truth International". He is also the author of a newly published book entitled "The Mission Cry of the New Millennium".

Dr. Demar Elam

Director Open Door Ministry
Editor Open Door Newsletter
Director of Mission Studies - Amridge University
Chancellor Philippine Theological College

Chairman of the Board Philippine Theological College

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