Doug grew up in Bellevue and began attending Antioch Bible Church back in 1990.
Friends at Antioch introduced Doug to Campus Crusade for Christ the following year, and after joining them for an outreach in 1992 to Osaka, Japan, Doug became hooked on overseas missions.
He continued to join CCC on their summer outreach projects, and began praying for an open door to go fulltime. In 2003 that guidance came as a call to help out a growing base that YWAM had established in Bangkok, Thailand, right across the street from a huge university. It was the perfect opportunity to use his software and media skills to help their vision of reaching out to youth through music and video and to also use his years of skills in connecting with university students for friendship evangelism. Doug has now been fulltime missionary with YWAM in Bangkok for several years and has enjoyed the fruits of building up Thais in their Christian life to pursue their dreams in multimedia. Thais have little access to Christian materials thus, content created in Thai language, is key to generating a multiplying effect. Doug has already helped one Thai in video technology, who was recently hired by a news television station in Bangkok. Another Thai, a musician he has discipled for several years, has been involved in a Thai Christian album projects, training seminars, and many live performances. Please pray for more Thais to have a large and bold vision to reach their nation.