Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth
God called Doug into His service at an early age. He came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior in Junior High. In High School he heard God's call to the ministry and served as an intern here at First Baptist in the Worship Ministry. From that time he always knew that he would serve God full-time in some capacity.
After graduating from UCLA in 1992, he came back to volunteer in the Youth Ministry and serve on the Worship Team. God then called Doug to earn his Masters Degree at Western Seminary in Christian Counseling. During that time, he was working as a therapist, when God called him to be the Interim Youth Pastor here in 1998. After a short break in 2001 to finish Seminary, he returned as the Youth Pastor, later he became the Worship Pastor and is now leading both of these ministries.
It has always been his passion to teach and lead people to Jesus Christ. The aspects of the ministry he loves the most are one on one and group Bible studies, worship, and teaching. The greatest reward for him is in knowing that he is serving God where He has called him to be. He has been married to his wife Krissie for 24 years and together they have 2 children; Emma (14 years old) and James (9 years old).