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North Central University Interim President Doug Graham, D.Min.

About Doug Graham

Dr. Graham brings a wealth of experience to this role. He holds a master’s degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and D. Min from Bethel Seminary. He has served on both the Alumni Board and the Board of Regents of NCU, and has a distinguished career in ministry, including serving as a pastor in North Dakota and Wisconsin. He joined NCU as the Dean of the College of Church Leadership in 2014 and later served as Vice President of Spiritual Life and Special Advisor to the President. He also held a position as the Assistant Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Minnesota, while continuing to teach several classes in leadership and ministry at NCU.

Doug has been married to Vicki since 1984. They have four children who attended NCU, Kyle, Kirk, Kaleb, and Karlee and have 10 grandchildren. Doug’s passion is to invest his life and experience into a new generation of spiritual leaders who will impact the Church and the world.


  • D.Min. Bethel Seminary, 2014
  • M.A. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 1999
  • B.A. North Central University, 1986

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Awards, recognition, and leadership roles

With his deep connection to NCU as an alumnus, his extensive experience in ministry, and higher education leadership, Dr. Graham will be an amazing leader for this season at North Central and we are incredibly grateful for his willingness to serve the university in this role.

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  • Lead Pastor, Evangel Assembly of God, Bismarck, ND, 2005-14
  • Lead Pastor, River of Life Assembly of God, La Crosse, WI, 1993-2005
  • Associate Pastor, Journey Church, Kenosha, WI, 1990-93
  • Youth Pastor, Evangel Assembly of God, Bismarck, ND, 1986-90
  • Ordained with the Assemblies of God, 1989
  • NCU Alumni Board, 1987-90, 2005-11
  • NCU Board of Regents, 2011-14
  • Assistant Superintendent for the MN District Council, 2019


North Central University is thrilled to announce that Dr. Doug Graham has accepted the invitation of the Board of Regents to serve as the Interim President while the search for the future president is underway. Dr. Graham, an alumnus of NCU, will begin immediately and will be fully engaged before President Hagan’s departure on May 31.  View the chapel announcement and remarks from both Dr. Graham and Dr. Hagan.