October 23 2014
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Pastor Doug Strader

Pastor Doug is a Michigan native from Waterford, who grew-up in a Christian home and was led to faith in Christ by his parents at age 6. He felt the call to the gospel ministry in 1974 after serving the summer before his senior year in high school, as a counselor at Spring Hill Camp in Evart, Michigan. Pastor Doug received his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies in 1979 from Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana and his graduate degree, a Masters in Ministry in Biblical Studies, from Gulf Shore Baptist Seminary, Fort Myers, Florida in 1991. Pastor Doug was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1980 and has served churches in south Florida and southeast Michigan since 1979.

Pastor Doug married the love of his life, Lisa Strickland, of Fort Myers, Florida on September 27, 1980. Presently, Lisa works as a receptionist at Woodlan Family Dentistry in Saline, Michigan. Doug and Lisa are the proud parents of two grown children, Matthew and Lindsey. In 2006, Matthew married his college sweetheart, Isabel Hutchins, of Wauseon, Ohio, and they are the proud parents of Audrey, Jackson, Micah, and Wesley. In 2009, Lindsey married her high school sweetheart, Collin Grotbeck, of Adrian, Michigan, and they are the proud parents of William.

Pastor Doug and Lisa began ministry at MBC on August 24, 2008.