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