Meet Doug Collins

Meet Doug

Born In Gainesville

Doug was born to Lenard and Dorothy Copelan Collins in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1966.


Attends The University Of North Georgia

Doug attended the University of North Georgia and received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Criminal Law.


Marries Lisa, The Love Of His Life

Doug married Lisa, and they had three beautiful children: Copelan, Cameron, and Jordan.


Begins His Pastorship At Chicopee Baptist Church

In 1994, Doug began pastoring Chicopee Baptist Church in Gainesville, Georgia, and would remain a senior pastor there for 11 years.


Begins Serving As A Chaplain In The U.S. Air Force Reserves

In 2002, Doug enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a chaplain and began ministering to our nation's military. 


Deploys To Iraq And Is Stationed At Balad Air Force Base

Between 2008-2009, Doug was deployed to Iraq and stationed at Balad Air Force Base. Now, a Lieutenant Colonel, Doug remains an active Air Force Reservist. 


Elected To Represent Northeast Georgia In The U.S. House

In 2013, Doug was elected to represent the people of Georgia's 9th Congressional District, after serving three consecutive terms as a Georgia State Representative.


Successfully Defends President Trump During the Sham Impeachment

In January 2020, Doug was selected to be on President Trump's impeachment team. 


Announces His Run for U.S. Senate

On January 29, 2020, Doug announced his intentions to run for the U.S. Senate.