My given name is Douglas John Gill II. I was named after my father around the time I was born in February of 1981. I spent most of my childhood in rural area of northwest Ohio just west of Toledo, and some time of my pre-teens years in Indiana. I got fairly decent grades in high school, enjoying and excelling in subjects such as History and Science. I also spent a lot of time on computers during these adolescent years, picking up various skills along the way. I began college in 1999 with no real focus uncertain of what I’d do for a living, taking various classes and working a bunch of odd jobs. I married my first wife in 2003 and we would come to have three beautiful daughters.
I wasn’t the greatest provider during that first year of marriage and I was certainly lost in regards to my responsibilities. It wasn’t until I joined the United States Army in 2005 that I had started to ‘shape up’. I was trained as a line-of-sight (LOS) radio operator (25Q), part of the US Army signal corps. Though they are antiquated, these systems are still used for sending traffic from one local node to another, however they’re rarely a primary transmission means. There are other more current systems being utilized for primary transmission such as direct fiber and geosynchronous satellite earth terminals (STT).
I got off Active Duty in 2010, worked as a contractor teaching soldiers JNN/STT. I struggled with several things from my life at that time, both in the military and out. I had become to live a life of drunkenness and debauchery. I had many unresolved issues that plagued me from my time spent overseas and constant travel of my new job put strain on my marriage. I eventually ruined my first marriage by falling into sin and I just wanted out. I separated from my first wife and we later divorced. We’ve since made amends as best as two people can, but the divorce was a difficult time for everyone involved. Many lives, including the children, have all negatively been affected because of my selfishness and sin filled lifestyle. I don’t often get the chance to see my oldest children.
While living by myself I began to develop a relationship with a woman living across the street. She was young and beautiful, and quickly garnered my constant attention. We had some common interests that brought us together. We had many conversations, one of which she had revealed to me that she was a Christian. I, of course, rejected her belief system but that didn’t keep me from wanting to get to know her better. That didn’t sway her the least bit in sharing her upbringing and the Gospel with me.
I did not grow up in a Christian home and I had many doubts about world religions. I was angry with a Creator I knew nothing about for the bad things that happened in my life. Yet because I really really wanted to get to know this young woman better I began to ask her questions about her beliefs. Eventually we began discussing the reasons that had kept me in my unbelief and through her words, and her sharing Scripture, the Lord began to lift the veil and soften my heart. Something had clicked and I began to see things differently. I had the desire to learn more about God and the things He wanted to teach me. I blazed through the Bible in a year, and quickly picked up on the overall story of God and His creation. I burned with such a zeal, on fire for the Lord, I lost a lot of friends and became estranged with family that first year. I inevitably married the woman that brought me to Christ, her and I have 4 children together.
I consider myself to be a Reformed Christian (See WCF) who believes that God created all things, and from Adam’s disobedience came the fall of mankind. All are cursed as a result of his disobedience (Original Sin), and born enemies of God. God the Father, having ordained all that has and shall come to pass, had begotten the means by which freedom from the curse and reconciliation could be obtained in the sacrifice of a perfect offering, His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Jesus, both God and man, through His death has redeemed us by taking our sin as His own and His perfect righteousness being imputed upon us, deeming us justified before God. Those who are His, at the preordained moment in time, have had (will have) the inclination of their heart changed (regeneration) by the work of the Holy Spirit, resulting in saving faith and fruit of the Spirit. Since 2010 I strive to know Christ better and make Him known to those I encounter. I am a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
Since the job I held as instructor I worked a few generic IT jobs, the Army Reserves and later the Virginia Army National Guard. In 2020 I returned to Active Duty but had to reclass to a new field.
Hobbies: Biking. Hiking. Reading Theology. Running. Gaming.
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