Daystar is blessed to have a diversified board of directors helping to guide the mission into the future. Each individual serving in this capacity brings a unique perspective to the ministry of Daystar around the world. Three of the board members are the founding members of Daystar, and it is their vision and passion that has led Daystar to where it is today.
 
 

Doug Hodges

Daystar Co-Founder
Prior to co-founding Daystar Doug was a missionary in the Dominican Republic for fifteen years where he started and built several churches which reflected his passion for discipleship. Doug has received a B.A. in Bible, a Master of Religious Education, and has begun work on his doctorate. He has been married to Paula for forty-five years. Doug and Paula also serve as Missionaries at Large representing Daystar around the USA and spending time on various fields as needed to assist in training disciples and strengthening churches.
 
 
 

Gary Hale

Daystar Co-Founder
Team Leader in the Dominican Republic
Gary is co-founder and ministry leader of the DR Vision, having been sent out by Lewis Memorial Baptist Church in Huntington, WV.
 
He also pastors and leads the Iglesia Bautista Evangélica de Macoris (IBEM). Gary has his M.Div. in leadership from Liberty University and a journalism education degree from Marshall University.
 
He is a co-founder and current board member for Daystar Baptist Missions. He and his wife Alli were married in 2000 and the two enjoy exploring the island and playing with their Boxer, Rocksy. In his free-time, Gary enjoys kayaking, snorkeling, and trying to play golf.
 
 
 

Lee Wimberly

Pastor of North Point Baptist Church
Lee is the Lead Pastor of North Point Baptist Church in Carrollton, Georgia. God impressed upon His heart back in 2014 to lead a group the Dominican Republic and it was there that he really caught the vision of DBMI. The church has been back to the DR many times and has also had other missionaries from DBMI to share their ministry at the church. 
 
Lee has a true passion for the church and missions and really understands the need for true church involvement in missions. Not only in giving but in going and experiencing missions for themselves.
 
He and his wife Melissa have been married since August 5, 2000 and serve together in every aspect of ministry. God has blessed them with three boys! In their free time they enjoy camping and seeing new things. They live and minister in Carrollton, Georgia!
 
 
 
Reba Bowman
Reba is the founder and CEO of Dare for More Ministries, an organization that is reaching women worldwide with the hope and healing that is found in Jesus Christ. She speaks at women’s conferences and events encouraging women in their spiritual growth and raising awareness for the needs of women around the world. Dare for More also works globally with women and girls in crisis from human trafficking and poverty to widows and orphans. 
 
For many years, Dare for More has partnered with DR Vision in the Dominican Republic working specifically with Mercy Workshop and LifeHouse Girls. 
 
Reba is an author, a teacher, and a coach. She enjoys combining her love for photography and hiking. Her favorite place is the beach. And she lives in Chattanooga, TN.