About Us

Mission of Doral Cove Ministries, Inc.

Doral Cove Ministries is a Christian non-profit organization that spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ.   We accomplish our mission through providing a number of biblical resources (including speakers, devotionals, books, Bible studies, and counseling) that will help you live life abiding in Christ.

 About the name. . . Doral Cove Ministries

We live on Doral Cove.  Much of the inspiration, guidance, and direction from the Lord about this ministry has occurred in our home,during our quiet time with Jesus.


About the Founder and

President of Doral Cove Ministries*

Tina C. Elacqua, Ph.D., has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in the field of higher education, including the roles of research scientist, administrator, university professor, consultant, author, and editor. Dr. Elacqua earned her B.A. degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services and Pre-Social Work and minored in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY.  Dr. Elacqua earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Dr. Elacqua knew the Lord as a child and became a born again believer in January of 1995 when she began studying and applying God’s Word to her life. She has had numerous opportunities to share God’s Word through leading Bible studies and teaching as a college professor at two Christian Institutions of Higher Education. One of the Christian Institutions is where Dr. Elacqua currently teaches, LeTourneau University.

Dr. Elacqua and her husband, Laird R. Jones, M.S., J.D., have three children, Hannah Maria, Christina, and Rachel (baby in heaven), and two cats, Smokey Girl, better referred to as Queen Smokey and Mittens. Dr. Elacqua’s parents were murdered on October 26, 2005. She lost her baby on December 15, 2006, and her youngest was diagnosed with Autism at age four — all of which provide her with personal experience as a survivor of life’s struggles.  From her personal tragedies and through this ministry, she seeks to turn others toward the only Hope there is, Jesus Christ.

To learn more about two biblical resources that provide God’s truth, comfort, and healing called Hope Beyond Homicide: Remembrance Devotionals and Hope Beyond Loss, please check out the Christian Books tab and Speaking/Teaching Ministry tab in this website.

*Photo of Tina Elacqua provided by Bickerstaff Professional Photography and Design – January 2013