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A former missionary to Australia, evangelist, and college professor, Rev. Don J. Hanson also pastored five churches, including Faith Community Church in Santa Ana, CA. His BA and MA are from Wheaton College, Ill., with M.Div. studies at Talbot Theological Seminary, CA. He earned his Ph.D. from California Graduate School of Theology.

He has taught on the college level: Koine Greek, Hebrew, New Testament book studies, End Time Prophecy, and Scriptural Marriage Relationships, for Fletcher Hills Bible College, CA, Southwest Institute of Christian Learning (Bethel Seminary, CA), Harvest Bible University (LA, CA), and Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa's Bible School, CA.

Don had over 60 years’ experience in preaching the Gospel, including many years as local church pastor in both Illinois and California and a year of missionary evangelism in Australia. In addition, he had many years of ministries leading worship and choirs, street preaching, fair and tent evangelism, revivals, radio evangelism, working with Billy Graham crusades and "Scriptural Marriage Seminars" on TV and throughout Southern California. He also had several articles published. Dr. Hanson loved preaching expository messages from the Bible.

An honored Korean War veteran, he had over 30 years' experience as a Senior Systems Analyst at Pacific Life Insurance Company, plus 5 years as an IRS officer. He also loved to play the trumpet, brag about his grandchildren, and coax his tomatoes to flourish.


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