Lead Pastor of Temple Baptist Church - Fort Worth, Texas
Doug Rife serves as lead pastor at Temple Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Temple Baptist Church has a Christian school, which just celebrated 40 years of ministry, where Doug serves as president of the board of directors. Doug graduated from Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida in 2000.
He and his wife, Marisa, have three boys - Garrett, Ethan, and Bryson, and have been married for 14 years this month.
In addition to his roles at the church and school, he serves on the board of directors of an orphanage and church planting ministry in Nigeria called A Place Of Hope. He also serves on the board of Eastside Ministries – a food and clothing pantry on the eastside of Fort Worth, which feeds and clothes approximately 700 families per month. In addition to these roles, he is also on the board of directors of GAP Missions – a small Missions agency focusing on planting underground churches among the Kurdish people and MANNA Worldwide, a church-planting missions agency whose strategy is feeding children, rescuing orphans, and educating some of the neediest kids in the world.