Josh received his call into Ministry at CIY MOVE conference in 2009, when he felt that the Lord was calling him to be an advocate for Young People, just as his Youth Minister had been an advocate for him. He attended Cincinnati Christian University (RIP) where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry in 2014. Josh has served in churches in Carmel IN, Cass City MI, and Terre Haute IN before coming to South Haven in 2021. Josh is passionate about sharing the gospel of grace with young people and helping them understand that they play a vital role in the Kingdom of God not just in the future but today. His desire is to make Church engaging and inspiring and a welcoming place for young people to feel at home. 

Josh is a fan of all things Indiana Hoosiers, the Colts, the Pacers, and the Cincinnati Reds. He has a passion for reading books, and loves to collect and play new board games. He loves an adventure or going to a new place, and will never say no to an invitation to eat a home cooked meal or get a free dinner and a chance to get to know your story. 


Doug was born in Munster, Indiana. He went to Christian elementary and high schools, and after graduation, entered immediately into Lincoln Christian College (LCC) on a ministerial program. He held a variety of jobs to put himself through college and graduated from LCC. He had already started preaching by the middle of his junior year of college at a little church in central Illinois, and has been preaching ever since. Doug and Cheryl were married in Lansing, IL, and he thinks of her as his best friend and partner. 

Doug served as the Senior Minister for South Haven Christian Church from September 1970 – August 1984.

Doug and Cheryl have been in Florida since 1994, when he served as the Senior Minister for Adventure Christian Church and for Welcome Home Christian Church.