Don Doss

Sharon and Don Doss

Verse that best describes you?

I Corinthians 7:17  “But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk.”

1 Corinthians 9:19  "For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;"

Describe why you love doing ministry?

Jesus has given me so much in my life I am moved to share what He has done for me with others so that they may also know Him and receive His many blessings.

Talk about your family:

I am the first one adopted in a family of 12 adopted children (Read "The Family Nobody Wanted" by Helen Grigsby Doss for more information). In spite of "fame and fortune" I didn't know Jesus (even though I attended church 4 times every Sunday) My father was a Methodist pastor who served 2 churches. I came to know the Lord at the Redwood Gospel Mission in Santa Rosa and everything that is now great in my life began with that experience. I met my wife, Sharon, in the hospital where we were both patients. The church we both attended announced that there was someone in the congregation in the hospital who had no family in the area and needed visitors. So Sharon came down to my room and brought me some of her many flowers. We began to date shortly after that and were married later that same year. We have now been married more than 45 years and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Favorite movie quote?

The Goonies

Chunk: "Everything. OK! I'll talk! In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog... When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out... But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life."

Favorite local places?

La Gare French Restaurant, Javamore Sandwich Shop in Penngrove and the Luther Burbank house and gardens in Santa Rosa.