Location: Euless, Texas, United States
Rev. Sokthy Doeung, Minister, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religion.
Prior to the takeover of Cambodia in 1968, Rev. Doeung was running for a seat on the national assembly, while also serving as the dean of the College Arts & Trade at Technology University. However, the school asked him to take a rest for a while, as the school was in the middle of political happenings and could not afford affiliation with someone connected to the government. In 1968, he was forced to escape Cambodia on foot and by boat in order to reach the border to safety. Rev. Doeung made it to Thailand in 1975 at Khlomgyia, which means big canal, where he found the Lord and decided that he needed to pursue a faith-based lifestyle. Arriving at the camp, the preacher/missionary there was an American man who could speak Thai, and he encouraged Rev. Doeung to teach the Cambodians scripture. He stayed in the camp for six months, in which he taught almost 300 Cambodian refugees who then went to countries all over the world for refuge. Additionally, he found anything to make money, so he went to the seaport for fishing and sold encyclopedias for Encyclopedia Britannica Co. until he had his calling to become a reverend.
Rev. Doeung received a diploma from the National School of Agriculture in Cambodia in 1957. He then matriculated at the University of Florida, receiving a Bachelor of Science in 1961 and a Master of Science in 1963. In 1979, Rev. Doeung became a mission pastor in Texas. He then became a minister with Home Missionary with BGCT in 1981, remaining until his retirement in 2003. He pursued an education in religion, taking postgraduate coursework at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1980 to 1981 and at Masters Divinity School and School of Theology from 2004 to 2006. Despite his retirement, he plans to do more amazing things, including promoting the movement of the Christian ministries worldwide. As a testament to his success, Rev. Doeung was named Missionary of the Year in 1991. He is also listed in the fourth edition of Who’s Who in Religion and the 22nd edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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