The Holy Land Ministries U.S. based Board of Directors is made up of dedicated volunteers who sacrifice their time and energy to serve. They have been called from different areas of life, but all share the burden for seeing this unique ministry continue to grow and thrive. They meet multiple times a year and even makes trips to the holy land to interact with our on-site colleagues and projects- going deeper with our staff and students for a more personal involvement.
Gregg and Rawda Doolittle (Board Members)
The Doolittles met and married in the Holy Land and have shared most of their lives and work in that land ever since. They lived in France and Egypt before settling in Palestine over three decades ago. Gregg has a Master’s degree in biblical studies and Rawda has a teaching degree as well as a certificate specialized in ministering to children. Gregg and Rawda have served as our School Directors since 1999. Both are multi-lingual, and have a deep understanding of the culture in which they serve.
Ron Armstrong (President Emeritus)
Ron worked for a humanitarian NGO for a number of years, giving him extensive exposure to ministry work in the Middle-East. With a burden for the needs of children he and his late wife J.J. started Holy Land Ministries in 1982, and took over control of the Hebron School upon the retirement of the school founders. After having nurtured the Hebron School for almost 30 years, J.J. passed away in 2018. Ron remains an active board member and an invaluable source of knowledge and historical relationships of the school.
Dave Garrison (President) and Lois Garrison (Board Member)
While raising their four children Dave and Lois were always active in children’s ministry at their local church. Dave taught Sunday School and served on the board of Christian Education. Lois was active in the Pre-school program as well as the youth group. Upon hitting their empty nesting years, and Dave’s retirement from managing the family business, they expanded their efforts beyond their local church and joined Holy Land Ministries as Board Members. Their roles with HLM now allow both of them to combine their heart for children with their respective giftedness by serving in leadership roles that primarily focus on domestic administrative duties.
John and Leslie Osborne (Board Members)
John and Leslie were introduced to Holy Land Ministries through their active participation in their home church- John as an elder and Leslie as a staff member. John has been a professional geologist for over 30 years, mostly involved in environmental issues. His experience in running six offices has equipped John with particular skills that benefit this ministry and those we serve, including strategic planning, financial management, and staff engagement. Leslie served in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry for 30 years, coordinating the activities of over 100 volunteers. She also served as President of a local college prep academy for 15 years. Their respective experience in management, strategic planning, education, leadership, and strategic planning have made both of them superb additions to the board.