A Christian attorney with a "calling", Doug Silvis is a founder and Chairman of the Board and CEO of Community Transformation, Inc. (CTI), an association of pastors and ministry leaders, who have sought to facilitate prayer, partnership and cooperation among Christian leaders and ministries since 2000.
He also founded Silvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch, P.C., a Christian law firm in 1983. He and Nancy, his wife, have been married since 1971. Together, they founded the law firm after obeying God’s call to turn down partnership in the largest law firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and move to Thomasville to found a “Christian Law Firm”. They have three (3) married adult children and two (2) grandchildren. Doug enjoys an “AV” rating (the highest peer rating for expertise and professionalism) from Martindale Hubbell which rates attorneys annually. He is a former regional VP of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and a former regional vice chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, which he still serves as a State Committee Member, where he advocates pro-life positions as a Christian.
He is also a founder and is still Chairman of the Board of Thomasville Family and Marriage Net, Inc. (TFAM), which has sought to encourage, train and strengthen marriages and families and promote partnering among those who do so. Doug received the Georgia Family Council 2005 Community Impact Award for his leadership in the founding of TFAM as the pilot program to launch "Marriage Net," which impacted numerous Georgia cities. Aside from sponsoring the National Day of Prayer annually and weekly pastor prayer and fellowship meetings, TFAM was the first "project" initiated by CTI.
In 1987-1988, he was a Distinguished President of Rose City Kiwanis Club, which sponsored the National Day of Prayer in Thomasville since Doug was its “Spiritual Aims Chairman” in 1986. When Doug and a group of pastors founded CTI in 2000, it took over the sponsorship, which it has continued through the present year.
Doug was a Harvey T. Reid Scholar at the University of Miami Law School, from which he graduated cum laude with a J.D. in 1974, and was a National Merit Scholar and USAF ROTC Scholar at Emory University, from which he graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1971, where he also served as Student Government President and USAF ROTC Cadet Commander. Subsequently, he served as a USAF Captain and JAG officer from 1975-1979. He then served as a Civil Litigation attorney with the law firm English, McCaughan & O'Bryan in Fort Lauderdale from 1979-1983, before moving to Thomasville to found what later became Silvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch, P.C.