In 2016, Crossway called Doug as our new preaching pastor. He began serving in September. Doug earned a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007, and he completed his PhD at SBTS in 2017, focusing his doctoral work on New Testament studies. Doug pastored a church in Tennessee for three years, and while in school he served his church in Louisville as a deacon and in other various capacities. Upon coming to Crossway, Pastor Doug expressed his desire “to be a pastor that faithfully preaches the Word with compassion and conviction, instilling a passion for virtue and missions in God’s people, and a shepherd who dearly loves the flock God has blessed him with.” Pastor Doug and his wife, Breanne are natives of the Tri-Cities and graduates of Dow High School. They are the parents of three young children.