Darold Bigger, PhD, received his MDiv from Andrews University Theological Seminary in Michigan, and a PhD from Claremont School of Theology in California. He served as senior pastor of the Walla Walla University Church, and in 1993, joined the faculty at Walla Walla University, where he is now assistant to the president and a professor of religion and social work. He teaches in the areas of theology, leadership, counseling, and spiritual development.
Dr. Bigger served as a reserve component chaplain and was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). At his retirement, he received the US Navy’s highest noncombat award, the Distinguished Service Medal.
He and his wife, Barbara, have two children—Shannon (deceased) and Hilary, and two certified adorable grandchildren.