Doug was raised in Jacksonville, Texas. He graduated from Tyler Junior College, the University of Texas at Austin and Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been married to Cathy for 30 years. They have two children, Janie and Parker, who are married to Miller Page and Jessica Pierce, respectively. Parker and Jessica have one son, Pierce. Doug enjoys tennis, most outdoor activities, and spending time with family. He is on the c|Life devotional team and serves each year on the Re:Build planning team. As a collegian, he fancied himself a skilled country and western dancer. His most recent adrenaline rush involved jumping out of an airplane two miles above the Earth.