Doug was frustrated in ministry. He helped many, but felt powerless to help those who most needed help, especially addicts and tormented people.
Transformation began when a woman approached him one morning. She admitted she was addicted to gambling and facing bankruptcy. Doug was was shocked because he led her to Jesus years before. She had gone through discipleship, quit drinking, repented of a wrong relationship and was faithful to church.
As Doug listened, he reallized she needed more than he knew how to give. He heard a still small voice telling him to cast out the spirit of gambling. He argued with the voice. He didn’t believe in demons and deliverance. Yet the voice persisted and he finally gave a faithless command “spirit of gambling, I bind you and command you to release this woman now, In Jesus’ Name.” Nothing manifested and Doug and Pam soon left for vacation. He figured he would counsel the woman once a week for months or years when he returned home.
Amazingly, when he cautiously approached the woman again, she had not even been tempted after that prayer. Preivously she “ate, drank, and slept with desire to gamble”. Intrigued, Doug began seeking New Testament power for ministry through fasting, studying, and completing his masters and doctorate in deliverance and intercession.
Doug has ministered deep healing and deliverance for twenty-four years now and leads a ministry of equipping others to do the same.