Pastor Doug is a third generation minister, ordained by the Church of God. He received his seminary education at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN where he earned his Master’s degree. Pastor Doug has served as an Administrative Pastor, Senior Pastor, Chaplain, and Evangelist since surrendering to God’s call on his life. Prior to moving to Markleysburg to serve as the Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant, Pastor Doug and his wife Lynda led churches in Alaska and Illinois and evangelized in several states all across the country including Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, and Alaska.
Pastor Doug & Lynda have been married since 1995. They have two children – Micah and Casey. Together, Pastor Doug and Lynda are a dynamic team who have been in ministry since 2008. Their heart is to see people truly encounter the one, true, living God and experience His incredible love and grace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Lynda received her Master’s degree in Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and is a gifted musician/singer with a dynamic personality. She loves to lead people into the presence of God through music and has served as a worship leader, teacher, and children’s pastor.