Dr. Doug Stringer is founder and President of Somebody Cares America/International (SCA/SCI).
Somebody Cares has received recognition for the organization’s work nationally and globally. His years
of ministry have taken him to numerous communities and nations; from urban to foreign missions; from
garbage dumps to the palaces and halls of government leaders. As an Asian-American, Doug is
considered a bridge-builder of reconciliation amongst various ethnic and religious groups. From preachers
to politicians, he is recognized as an ambassador. Doug is a sought-after international conference and
crusade speaker. Annually he addresses thousands throughout the U.S. and abroad on topics such as
persevering leadership and community transformation.
He has received honorary and earned degrees from various colleges, including a PhD in Leadership and
Human Development; a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Logos Graduate School; a DMin. From New
Covenant International University, as well as a Pastoral Certificate in Practical Ministry from Regent
Somebody Cares has implemented several citywide strategies now multiplied in cities across the nation.
Over the years, Somebody Cares has become a model for connecting needs with resources during several
natural calamities including the Japan earthquake/tsunami, the Texas wildfires, the earthquake in Haiti,
the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike. Through the expansion of the disaster
preparedness and relief collaborations, the ministry has established the Global Compassion Response
Network. Somebody Cares America was listed and included with 21 churches and ministries most
influencing the 21st Century Church in Ministry Today magazine’s May/June 2014 issue.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike at the Houston Texans’ football game, the work of Somebody Cares and
Doug Stringer were recognized by Houston Mayor Bill White, County Judge Ed Emmett and Texas
Governor, Rick Perry. Gov. Perry also included Doug and Somebody Cares in the 2009 State of the State
address. Doug and the work of Somebody Cares were named by Charisma magazine as one of the Top 12
Newsmakers of 2008. In 2013, out of thousands nominated by the John C. Maxwell Leadership Awards,
Doug was recognized in the top 100.
He has served on several disaster relief panels, including a forum hosted by the Heritage Foundation
based in Washington D.C. Doug is listed as a Policy Expert by the Heritage Foundation. Doug served on
the One Star Foundation by appointment by Governor of Texas. He also serves on the International
Advisory board of the Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy.
Doug serves on various local, national and international boards, including the Christian Men’s Network
and The Global Fatherhood Initiative, a Co-Chair for the Billions Souls Initiative, a Co-Chair for Mission
America’s Love 20/20, on the advisory boards of ministries such as Youth Reach Houston, Core-Luv for
Orphans, Seniority Services, and others.
Doug served on the Executive Leadership Committee for America for Jesus (AFJ - 2012) a national
prayer gathering held in Philadelphia, PA. In August 2011, Doug served as the National Mobilization
Coordinator and Houston host for The Response, a national prayer gathering with approximately 40,000
in attendance at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas trumpeted by the Governor of Texas. On January
24, 2015, he served as Facilitator and Moderator for The Response Louisiana in Baton Rouge with
Governor Bobby Jindal, The Response South Carolina with Governor Nikki Haley on June 13, 2015, The
Response North Carolina with Governor Pat McCrory on Sept. 26, 2015, and The Response Florida with
Governor Rick Scott on October 24th, 2015. He has helped to facilitate other Joel 2 and 2 Chronicle 7:14
Prayer and Worship gatherings across the nation such as UnitedCry D.C. 2016, a gathering of pastors and leaders to pray on the Lincoln Memorial on April 9th, 2016, as well as the Response in Cleveland, Ohio two days before the RNC, and other national call’s to prayer in 2016 such as Awake California in
Bakersfield. Doug has been extensively published and is often quoted by others in articles and books. He has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs as well as a guest host. Somebody Cares ® has produced made- for-television programs entitled Living Life Beyond the Moment with Doug Stringer, that have aired on various networks. Doug is the author of many books such as, *The Fatherless Generation *Somebody Cares *Who’s Your Daddy Now? *Hope for the Fatherless Generation* and his most recent books are *In Search of A Father’s Blessing and *Leadership Awakening, Foundational Principles for Lasting Success.
Doug, his wife Lisa, and daughter Ashley, currently reside in Houston, Texas area.