The Rev. Dr. Douglas D. Tzan is an ordained elder in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference. He is the senior pastor at the Sykesville Parish (St. Paul’s and Gaither United Methodist Churches) in Sykesville, Maryland. His research interests include the history of Christian mission, Methodist history, and world Christianity. He is eagerly awaiting the publication of his forthcoming book on William Taylor, the Methodist preacher, missionary, evangelist, author, mission promoter, and bishop, and ninteenth century Methodist missions.
- BAr.Sc. Magna Cum Laude with Honors from South Carolina College, University of South Carolina
- M.Div. with Distinction, Iliff School of Theology
- Ph.D., Boston University