Douglas Poole is:


 Passionate about the local church and sailing.


 Crazy about his wife Jacqueline, their four kids and two grand-daughters.


 A stark raving fan of Springs of Hope Kenya.


 Involved up to his ears with Shiloh Church and School in St. Louis du Nord, Haiti.


 Author of the book ‘Navigating Life’ and a contributing author of ‘It’s a Jesus Thing’.


 A native of Nebraska and once a ‘Cornhusker…always a Cornhusker’.


 The Senior Pastor of Cypress Meadows Community Church in Clearwater, Fl.


 No stranger to how messy and challenging life can be.


 Totally amazed by the wonder of God’s grace.


 Usually up for an adventure.


 Voracious about devouring the writings of or listening to great “word-smiths”.


 Addicted to faith, hope and love.


 Believes in second, second chances.


Douglas Poole and his wife, Jacque Poole


Navigating Life

‘A Father’s Life Lessons for His Children’

“So if I stopped a bus today (code talk for was killed or died/a little morbid…I know), what life lessons would I want to be absolutely sure I had passed on to my kids?”. That question prompted Douglas Poole to sit down, put pen to paper and begin a labor of love…writing down the things he believed deepest about what brings the best life for those he loves with a crazy great love…his four children. These writings eventually became the book: ‘Navigating Life’.


This book addresses some of life’s biggies: What should I do with my one and only life? How do I determine a career path? Is there a road to success? What makes relationships work? 

Who should I marry? How do you raise whole well adjusted kids? And what are some navigational points to map out a meaningful life. All this is packaged in the genre of his other passion…sailing.


Navigating Life is a must-read for any young adult who is would like to borrow the life scar tissue of an ‘old salt’ as well as learn from some of the things he got right. The book is also a great read for people who may have either hit a dead end or made a wrong turn or two in life and believe second chances can lead to better things. Or it can simply serve as a helpful guide to any adult that wants to shape a young life in a positive way.

It's a Jesus Thing

‘The Book For Wanna Be-lievers’

If you or someone you know really wants to believe that there’s more to life than the daily grind…and that there’s just got to be a purpose for your life and maybe the answer to all this could be found in God, but for one reason or another find in hard to really fully believe. Then this book is for you. It is religious jargon free, easy to read and written just like a friend would talk to a friend about God-stuff…absolutely no Bible thumping (or quoting for that matter) and nothing preachy about it. The book will make you laugh, think and give you some fresh perspectives from a guy who just wants you to know Jesus as he has come to know Him. Oh and if you appreciate great photography the book is worth the price forthe pictures alone…but that’s not the point of it all.


Scott Kelby the author, is the world’s #1 best-selling author of books on photography as well as Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. And award winning author of more than 50 books.


Douglas Poole and Dave Gales served as contributing authors who sat with Scott to frame ideas, fuel his thought process and keep him from driving off any theological cliffs.


A book for people who are open to believing but want to know about Jesus in a “non-churchy” language from a “non-churchy” guy.