About Us

Mission of Doral Cove Ministries, Inc.

Doral Cove Ministries is a non-profit organization that spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ. We accomplish our mission through providing a number of 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 30 years of teaching and research experience in the field of higher education, including the roles of research scientist, administrator, university professor, industrial/organizational psychology 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 teaches graduate-level business courses and undergraduate business and psychology courses for LeTourneau University (a Christian institution). She enjoys teaching, writing, and publishing. Her scholarly productivity (some of which are offered through this website) includes publications in journal articles, books, conference papers and presentations, technical reports and technical presentations.


Dr. Elacqua knew the Lord as a child and became a born again believer in January of 1995 when she surrender herself to Jesus and accepted Him as her personal Lord and Savior. 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.

Dr. Elacqua and her husband, Laird R. Jones, M.S., J.D., have three children, Hannah Maria, Christina, and Rachel (baby in heaven), and a number of fury beings. 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 Spectrum Disorder at age four — all of which provide her with personal experience as a survivor of life’s struggles. These personal experiences have resulted in a deeper walk with the Lord and a passion to use her God-given academic credentials and testimony to turn others to the only Hope there is, Jesus Christ.

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Tina C. Elacqua, Ph.D.

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