David Chase

DBU Alumnus David Chase Says Its All About Relationships

Now serving as executive pastor at Lake Church in Arlington, David's life path has been anything but simple and uncomplicated. Having begun his higher education at community college in Weatherford in the mid-1990s, he looked for a place to complete his bachelor's degree.

Anthony Ball

Reaching the Most Diverse Zip Code in the Nation

In 2018, Refuge Church was strategically planted in North Irving , which is currently one of the most ethnically diverse zip codes in all the United States.

Hayden

A Call to Serve

Hayden’s heart and calling to serve students with disabilities developed while studying missions and completing his master’s degree in global leadership at DBU. In particular, it was his realization that these students, who often experience exclusion and neglect, are an unreached group right in our own backyard whom God desires be included fully in the body of Christ.

Pam Hall

DBU Alum Stands before Presidents and Princes as she brings Healing to the Hurting

Pam Hall had enrolled in DBU’s Adult Education program for professionals in 1989. After completing two years of college at Texas Wesleyan, her funds had run short so she had gone to work for American Airlines and quickly rose in the ranks. DBU’s degree program designed to accommodate a professional’s schedule proved a good fit and enabled her to complete her business degree only months before her husband’s job uprooted the family and landed them in the recovering war zone of 1991 Kuwait.

Elaine Saba

DBU Alumna Plans to Move to Liberia

DBU alumna Elaine Saba has been traveling to Liberia regularly since 2012 to train teachers to be more effective in the classroom. Her most recent visit was to set up an after school tutoring program for 12th graders who were taking the national test.

Dr. Brent Hutchinson, 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow

Alumnus Named 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow

This year, one of DBU's own Ph.D. in Leadership Studies graduates, Dr. Brent Hutchinson, was recognized for outstanding leadership in his community and received the distinguished honor of being one of only twenty others around the world to be awarded a fellowship by the Obama Foundation.

Jay Ferguson

Alumnus Serves at Largest Private School in East Texas

Teaching Jesus is why Grace Community School exists according to Dr. Jay Ferguson, who since 2003 has been serving as Head of School at what is now the largest private school in East Texas and one of only two private schools in the state to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education at both the high school and elementary levels, in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018 respectively.

Fred Ndavi

Alumnus Starts Nonprofit to Serve Kenyan Students

DBU Alumnus Fred Ndavi was raised in Kenya in a community that experienced poverty and educational hardships. After earning an MBA in International Business, a degree many in his community have no opportunity to achieve, he went on to be the founder and executive director of Inspire Spaces—an international non-profit organization that focuses on education in Kenya.

Michael Smith

DBU Alumnus, Former MLB Player Starts Career in Education

DBU Alumnus Michael Smith completed his Master of Education in Kinesiology in May 2018 after playing for the LA Angels. Since his graduation, he began a job at Lake Ridge High School in the Mansfield Independent School District.