Since January 1, 2004, Don Gifford has served as the Superintendent of the Indiana District Assemblies of God with approximately 237 churches and over 750 ministers. Don has grown up in the Assemblies of God, was called into full-time ministry as a teenager, and attended Central Bible College for one semester. He then transferred to North Central University where he met his wife, Diane. He graduated from North Central University and has a Master's Degree in Biblical Literature from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
Don and Diane began their ministry as youth pastors serving at Bethel Tabernacle in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and at Faith City Assembly of God in Michigan City, Indiana (his home church) before becoming the senior pastor of New Life Assembly of God in Kokomo, Indiana. Together they served that congregation and community for 26 years, experiencing growth and, after several building programs, left the church debt free. Don has served the Indiana District as Assistant Youth Director and then as Assistant District Superintendent for 11 years while pastoring in Kokomo.
The Giffords live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Diane has worked and ministered alongside Don throughout their years of ministry. She serves as office manager and is administrative assistant to the Superintendent at the District Office. Don and Diane were married in 1974. They have three children: Nathan (Rebecca) Gifford of Fort Collins, Colorado; Angel (Ronnie) Hinson of Ellettsville, Indiana; and Megan (Chris) Cregger of Crawfordsville, Indiana. They also have 12 awesome grandchildren.
Don loves to run. He has run numerous mini-marathons (13.1 miles) and two marathons (26.2 miles).