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PASTOR DOUG GRAY

LIFE

Pastor Doug was born and raised in Loudonville, OH, just fifteen miles from Millersburg. He graduated from Loudonville High School in 1992, from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1996 and from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2000.

Doug married his wife, Leslie, in 2000. They lived in North Carolina for nine years while he worked at a Christian gaming company, Cactus Game Design. They moved back to Ohio in April, 2009 to take the pastor's position at GBFM. They have two children, Lizzie and Josiah.

MAJOR INFLUENCES

R.C. Sproul, John Piper, John McAurther, Michael Horton, Albert Mohler, Francis & Edith Schaeffer, Mark Dever, Martyn-Lloyd Jones, Sinclair Furguson, Billy Graham, A.W. Tozer, Chuck Colson, D. James Kennedy, Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, John Bunyan, Bo Gurtz, Gene Veith, Tim Challies, David Platt, Detrich Bonhoeffer, C. S. Lewis, & J.R.R. Tolkien.

BOOKS THAT MADE A DEEP IMPACT ON YOU

"The Pilgrim's Progress" - Bunyan, "The Hammer of God" - Gurtz, "Holiness of God" - Sproul, "The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer", "The Body" - Colson, "The Pursuit of God" - Tozer, "The Whole Christ" - Ferguson, "The Trellis & The Vine" - Marshall & Payne, "Nine Marks of a Healthy Church & The Deliberate Church" - Dever, "Ordinary" - Horton.

ELDER JEREMY CARTER

LIFE

Jeremy grew up outside Loudonville, Ohio and graduated from Loudonville High School in 1998.  He graduated from Hocking College in 2001 and received his Ohio Peace Officer Certification in 2003.  He is currently working towards a degree in Biblical Studies from the Master’s University.  Jeremy and Stacey were married in 2002.  They have three sons: Caiden, Maison, and Brady.

 


MAJOR INFLUENCES

Grace To You Ministries, Ligioner Ministries, Living Waters Ministries, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, Ray Comfort, Paul Washer, Steve Lawson.

BOOKS THAT MADE A DEEP IMPACT ON YOU

"The Bible"; "Slave" -MacArthur; "Ashamed of the Gospel" -MacArthur; "The Church Awakening" – Swindoll; "The Great Evangelical Disaster" – Schaffer; "The Messiah" – Varner; "Christianity and Liberalism" – Machen; "Chosen by God" – Sproul; "Saved by Grace" – Hoekema; "Knowing God" – Packer.

ELDER BUTCH LOWE

LIFE

Butch, a nickname give him by his aunt, was born and raised in Smithville, a small town located in Wayne County. he graduated from Smithville High School in 1961, from Ashland College with a degree in education in 1965 and Mt. St. Joseph with a Masters in Education in 1986.Butch married his wife, Judy, 1965. They began their life together living in Ashland, OH and then after several moves ended up in Fredricksburg, OH where a 32 year teaching career and 55 years of marriage began. They have three children, Jamie, Tami and Scott, eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

MAJOR INFLUENCES

"Learning that we will never know as much as we think we know." The many people Jesus has put into my life at just the right time. The wealth of information I learned from my students. Learning to thank the Lord Jesus daily for all I have experienced, both bad and good, making me who I am.

BOOKS THAT MADE A DEEP IMPACT ON YOU

"Purpose Driven Life" Warren, "This Present Darkness" & "Piercing the Darkness" - Perretti, "Chronicles of Narnia" - Lewis, "No More Excuses" - Evans, "The Prayer of Jabez" Wilkinson, "Laugh Again" - Swindoll. Any of the classics or anything written by Mark Twain or Louis L'amour.

ELDER ETHAN STEINER  
 
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