Dr. Dale P. Combs
Bishop and Lead Pastor of Jubilee Worship Center Church of God for 27 years.
Dr and Mrs. Dale and Lisa Combs were married May 26, 1979. Lisa serves as the Program Director and Worship Leader of Jubilee Worship Center.
Dr Combs was born November 27, 1959 in Great Yarmouth, England, the oldest of 5 boys while his father was stationed there serving the United States Air Force. His wife Lisa is a native of Northwest Indiana and has lived in this area most of her life.
Together Dr & Mrs Combs have two wonderful grown children, Dalisha (Josh) Carter and Dale (Shannon) Combs. They have five beautiful grandchildren, Micah, Gabrien, Ellanie, Zachary, and Macie Rae.
Dr Combs comes from a long line of ministers dating back to his great grandfather, who was a traveling preacher in Kentucky when the Pentecostal movement began. His grandfather was a minister. His brother James, Dr Combs' great uncle, served as Pastor in West Indianapolis Indiana Church of God. At one time, his church was the largest Church of God in Indiana. Dr Combs also has an uncle who is a retired Church of God minister. Dr Combs' father served as a pastor in Michigan, New York, Indiana, Florida, and Arizona.
Dr. Combs has served on the Indiana Church of God State Council for 4 terms, the Indiana Board of Evangelism for 2 terms, and is presently serving on the Home Health of St. Mary Medical Center Advisory Board. In addition to serving on various boards, Dr. Combs has served as board member for the Indiana Chapter of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, served as an FBI Chaplain for over 15 years, and is presently the Chaplain for the Hobart Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.
Dr. Combs received his Bachelor of Science in Religion with emphasis in leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg VA. graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed his Master of Arts in Religion with emphasis in Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School in Lynchburg VA. graduating with Highest Distinction. Finally, Dr. Combs completed his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with emphasis in Organizational Development at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix AZ. His dissertation titled, “The Emergence of Ordained Female Clergy in the Church of God From 1996 to 2006” is available through ProQuest Publishing.
Dr. Combs has published two articles for Engage Journal. A ministry journal for the Church of God (Cleveland Tennessee), and has co-authored the book “Witnessing Made Easy: Yes, You Can Make a Difference” (availa ble through Amazon.com), and a Leadership Training Manual titled Characteristics of Leadership.
Dr. Combs’ research interests include organizational culture, workplace culture, church organizational culture, and Edger Schein’s three level models of organizational culture, sociopolitical issues related to women within profit and not for profit arenas, leadership issues related to faith-based organizations.