Pastor Doug and Karen
Doug grew up in a small town in Northeast Oregon. Raised in a Christian home, he was saved, baptized in the Holy Spirit and called into ministry as a young person.
While attending Northwest University in Kirkland, WA, he met his wife Karen.
Karen was also raised in a Christian home. Her father pastored several small churches in Washington State and Hawaii, and at a very young age she felt called into missions. She is a Registered Nurse and has used her nursing in outreach to needy people.
Married for 48 years, Doug and Karen have served in ministry all of that time. For eighteen years they served as missionaries in Mexico, fifteen in Mexico City and three in Morelia, Michoacán.
They also had fifteen years of Pastoral Ministry in Oregon and six years pastoring Country Church of the Open Bible in Elk, WA. They served as Latin America Regional Directors for Global Missions of Open Bible Churches for seven years.
Doug is a 1973 graduate of Northwest University with a BA in Biblical Literature and Missions and in 2004 received his MA in Biblical Literature and Missions from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS). After a year of Pre-Nursing at Northwest University, Karen earned an AA degree in Nursing from Everett Community College (1972) and has worked as a Registered Nurse up to the present. Both Doug and Karen graduated from the Spanish Language Institute in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1985, with a refresher in 2003 at the CINCEL language school in Costa Rica as well.
During their years of ministry in Mexico they taught Bible School, planted nearly 30 churches and did nearly 40 construction projects. Doug served as director of the Mexico City Task Force (Impacto Mexico), was founder and director of Operation Serve Mexico and conducted Holy Spirit Conferences, Revival Conferences and Leadership Seminars. Their ministry has taken them to every State and Region in the country of Mexico, with visits to fourteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Doug and Karen have two grown sons and seven grandchildren. Aaron and Julie (Seattle, WA) have three sons; Hudson, Noah and Lincoln. Ryan and Christy (Salem, OR) have three sons; Nathan, Evan and Elijah. Their granddaughter Ashlie lives with her husband Tyler in Oregon.