Dr. Don Soula, (ThM, 2004; PhD, 2015) a new adjunct professor in the Bible Exposition department, died on January 28, 2016, following a cardiac event.
An ordained minister of the gospel, Dr. Soula, who lived in Plano, Texas, had only recently received his Ph.D. and joined the DTS faculty. Dr. Stephen Bramer, who hired him, said, “Don was so excited to be teaching for DTS. In the words of Soula’s wife and parents, ‘His dream was coming true.’” Bramer described Soula as a “good, godly friend” who is “with the Lord he loved and served.”
Dr. Soula earned a B. S. degree in Computer Science from Stephen F. Austin State University before earning his master’s degree and his doctorate from DTS. He sometimes preached at Preston Ridge Baptist Church in Frisco, Texas, and through his web site, www.isoula.com, he made his sermons available to a broader audience. The final message on his Twitter account was a verse about Christ: “When He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, 'Let all the angels of God worship Him'" (Heb 1:6).
An avid sports fan—especially cheering for Chicago teams—Dr. Soula was also a road cycling enthusiast. He leaves behind his wife, Tiffany, and his parents, who reside in the Woodlands, Texas.