Douglas R. Lupo
Doug was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1960, to former Robert M. Lupo, Jr. “Bob” and Carolyn S. Lupo. After the divorce of his parents in 1969, Doug moved, with his mom and sister, to Burlington, North Carolina, the ancestral home of his grandparents James V. “Jimmy” and Beulah M. (Matkins) Simpson. Doug graduated from Southern Alamance High School in 1978 and East Carolina University in 1982, with a Bachelor Science (B.S.) Degree in Industrial Management. In December 1982, Doug was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) in the U.S. Air Force and served through the rank of Captain until honorably discharged in June of 1989. In July of 1989, Doug enrolled into the Missionary Aviation Program at Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music (GRSBM), Michigan, now known as Cornerstone University. Shortly after Doug’s enrollment into GRSBM, he and Lillian met and were married on June 30th, 1990. After completing Bible college, numerous aviation licenses (A & P Mechanic, Commercial-Instrument Multi-Engine Flight Instructor), and gaining experience, the Lupos went to South Africa, as missionaries, and returned to Burlington in late 2000. A timeline of Doug’s ministry experiences can be explored by CLICKING HERE .
HOBBIES: I have had numerous hobbies and interests over the years. The ones I have enjoyed the most are church involvement, creation research, flying, running, coaching soccer, ancestry research, playing disc golf, and American Civil War History.
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” – Philippians 1:6, NASB
My Uniquely You Profile, by Dr. Nells Carbonell, reports my strongest Spiritual Gifts are discernment and evangelism, followed closely by encouraging/exhorting, faith, pastor/shepherding, leadership, administration, hospitality, and perception/discernment. Additionally, other favorable Spiritual gifts include teaching, knowledge, and wisdom. I am honest, hardworking, and confident with strong technical, analytical, and managerial abilities; capable of leading when needed. I am innovative, adaptable, and attentive to details without losing sight of objectives. I enjoy completing tasks and working with others.
Website Design and Hosting Services; Content Management Systems and HTML; eCommerce; Mobile App Development; Cloud Storage/Management; Microsoft Office Professional (Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher, Word); Adobe Master Collection (InDesign, PhotoShop, DreamWeaver, Acrobat Pro); Desktop Publishing (Newsletters); Computer Graphics; Public Speaking; Media Development (YouTube Video; SoundCloud Audio, Slideshows); Advertising and Product Promotion; Management Consulting; Manpower Determination; Manufacturing Operations and Distribution; Material Utilization Assessment; and Procedure Development.