Doug has been in full-time ministry for over 32 years as a student pastor, worship pastor, assistant pastor and lead pastor. In the summer of 2005, he and his family moved to northeast Denver, Colorado to plant Orchard Church. From 2007 until 2017, the church met at Prairie View High School with attendance soaring to over 1,800 each week. In 2014, the church bought 38 acres next to the school. It completed and began meeting in a new 52,000 square foot facility in November 2017. Average in-person attendance topped 3,000 in 2019 and saw over 500 baptized that year! Orchard Church is now a multi-site church with an online location, Latino location and plans to launch another English location by 2023.
While attending Bible college, he married his wife, Shellie in 1992. They are the parents of two children, now young adults in their mid 20’s, Caleb and Katelyn. Their daughter Katelyn and husband Jesse made them grandparents of two amazing little girls Shiloh and Summit.